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[liberationtech] advice on securing a new computer

Douglas Lucas dal at riseup.net
Sun Feb 10 23:37:24 PST 2013


I should note the solution I came up with for this. "Use a firewall to
monitor for suspicious outbound traffic." I guess that's the best
solution there is short of disassembling the new machine and knowing
what you're looking at.

On 01/28/2013 07:19 PM, Douglas Lucas wrote:
> What about checking hardware? There's a lot of discussion about
> protecting against software threats, but not as much about hardware.
> 
> What should a person do to check a brand-new laptop for hardware
> keyloggers or other threats?
> 
> The author of this page - http://virus.org.ua/unix/keylog/klog.htm -
> claims to have found a hardware keylogger in a nearly brand-new Dell
> laptop. The author even submitted a FOIA about it.
> 
> Douglas
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