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[liberationtech] Ubuntu Privacy, malware, Laura Poitras, and cats
griffin at cryptolab.net
Thu Nov 7 09:57:59 PST 2013
Matt Johnson wrote:
> You described never attaching USB or an external drive and not copying
That is mostly in play for computers which have internet access.
Typically, the malware deployed is very small and fetches another (more
advanced) exploit from an off-site server. If it can't retrieve this
file, it waits until it can. Keeping this computer unconnected disrupts
this flow. Having it all within a single PDF is problematic because of
size (~20ish mb PDF really stands out).
I don't think it's a huge deal to have a spare computer that is more
or less segregated from the internet, but only you can decide whether
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
OTR: saint at jabber.ccc.de
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