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[liberationtech] Chromebooks for Risky Situations?

Brian Conley brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Thu Feb 7 23:56:53 PST 2013


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> > My point was for something off the shelf, I know of nothing better and as
> > far as it goes... I'd say it's a step up for a lot people who should be
> > using more secure IT technologies and methods than they are (such as some
> > journalists), and they can take that step with minimal investment in time
> > and energy and a chromebook will meet their needs.
> >
>
> I'd suggest users have no hard disk and boot off of a Tails USB disk.
> Now we've reduced the attack surface to the BIOS/EFI layer - something
> that I suspect is pretty crappy all across the board.
>
>
>
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I would love to be a fly on the wall of the IDF customs agent you have to
explain this to. I see no OPSEC problem whatsoever in travelling with a
laptop that has no hard disk. I cannot imagine any customs agent or other
two-bit security bureaucrat having a problem with that.

//

See what I just did there? I attacked the specific *text* of your response,
rather than what I believe to be true about you. I assume you'd not ever
recommend that interpretation of your words to someone, so how does it help
dialogue/discussion/liberation for me to engage in that line of reasoning?

Brian
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