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[liberationtech] Ubuntu Privacy, malware, Laura Poitras, and cats

Griffin Boyce griffin at
Thu Nov 7 09:57:59 PST 2013

Matt Johnson wrote:
> You described never attaching USB or an external drive and not copying
> PDFs.

  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
it's appropriate.


Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

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