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Is Your ISP Actually the CIA?

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posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by Megaquad

Originally posted by kinglizard

I just wish we had a choice.

You do have a choice, a beautiful choice.
Get a Mac.

Apple


KUDOS, MegaQ.

I tell my friends the Mac V.S Windows facts, they check out
my desktop and P'book, but they wont make the change.
Here's the funniest thing though...they never stop complaining
about crash's, constant updates re: nortons or whatever etc.
They r impressed, BUT WILL NOT MAKE THE CHANGE!
S. (c7)




posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 08:26 AM
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Originally posted by Flyer

Originally posted by kinglizard
You know now that allot of people use cable modems that are always online it makes me wonder if they can tap into these computers without us knowing. Maybe Bill Gates has some sort of back door.

I know for a fact that several holes are built into Windows and IE.

I know someone whos job it is to help crack child porn rings. While his job is morally right he is fact doing illegal snooping on people. He is employed by an international computer company and a national telecoms company.
They knew of a whole ring and had everyones name, address and what was on ther computer. They couldnt make any arrests because they got the info illegally. They had to wait until one computer was taken to be repaired, as soon as that happened they had the cover story to say where they got the info from.

The NSA, CIA and other government agencies can get into any Windows computer by in built backdoors. It wouldnt surprise me if all the fixes for windows that MS issues contain another exploit to open a whole.

They are going in a never ending circle of having to fix holes discovered by people and then opening up other holes for agencies to use.

Anything to get rock spiders!!!!!

These pred' / scum will be caught.



posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 08:45 AM
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do you all know about "Microsoft's Really Hidden Files"?

"There are folders on your computer that Microsoft has tried hard to keep secret. Within these folders you will find . . . [a log of all] the sites you have ever visited . . . [and] ALL of your e-mail correspondence -- even after you've erased them from your trashbin."

Get explicit, step-by-step instructions for uncovering these "really hidden files," and prepare for a walk down memory lane that you didn't plan on.

you can the full article here.. Microsuck



posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 08:50 AM
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Originally posted by kinglizard
Other software companies update their programs like firewalls and microsoft needs to put out a "security release" (wink, wink) to work around legitimate firewall updates.

[Edited on 14-2-2004 by kinglizard]


Great Q!. How about this idea/hypoth'...
Most security Co's are faster than micr' and get 'paid' as
consultants. Working in 'reverse cahoots'??
Say, 30-50%, are 'I.T. secret deals

I mean why are Syman',Panda etc faster than m/s


[Edited on 15-2-2004 by sanctum]



posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 10:38 AM
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I dont think that site is run by the CIA, it is similar to hundreds of other cracking sites on the internet, the only reason that article has is saying that the site is hosted at a server 5 miles from cia headquarters...so what, that doesnt prove anything.

As for Microsoft security, everyone seems to have forgotten about the past discoveries that the NSA reportedly has its own "back door" in Windows.

www.cnn.com...

Just install linux and never go back..



posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 07:13 PM
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It is a fact that some intelligence agencies have set up anonymous remailers and the like just for the purpose of collecting information on people who don't want people to know who they are.

There have been news articles on this in the past, but I've long lost the links.

The only real way to be anonymous is to use a public terminal.



posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by Cyberhuss

Microsuck


Very good link. I allways wondered how to delete these " index.dat " files ( I was feeling that these files were keeping something ). Now I know.Thank you.



posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 08:42 PM
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Do you believe in any shade of privacy if you are using any form of electronic communication (Internet, GSM, POTS ...)?


All systems have backdoors and it is not intention of BillG to allow law enforcement agencies to investigate your PC.
Most of encryption systems can be now without backdoor cracked by brute force analyzes many of them in real time.
And there is (except of some extremely sophisticated machines EM shielded with hardware encryption chipsets) nothing like secure PC.
Security is only matter of economy of scale



posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 09:05 PM
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Comcast is indeed twice as fast as it was when it first came into being. It started at 1.5mbps, now it is at 3mbps. And you really do get those speeds (I am on it). Your speed is of course only as fast as the website is willing to let you download. I'm always getting speeds of 3mbps.
In Northern VA, the cable network was at first owned by Jones Communications with the bandwidth provided by @Home. @Home had almost unlimited speeds. I used to be able to download at 4-5mbps all the time. Then Jones was bought out by Comcast, so it became Comcast@Home. @Home about a year later filed for bankruptcy and the CEO would not sell it off to anyone - so it just went under. Comcast immediately started setting up their own network, Comcast.net, and everything slowed down from there. The speed went down to 1.5mbps and the service was just not as good as @Homes. But, within several months, Comcast started to model everything after @Homes setup. After about 6 months, Comcast became the best damn service I've ever seen for "cheap" broadband. And the increase in speed is well worth it. Comcast very, very rarely has any outages - at least in Northern VA.
As far as Windows backdoors and bugs - of course it has them. Backdoors are almost always built into every program by the developer. Its so the developer can easily access the core features of the program if it has to. And of course windows bugs are many simply because you have thousands of people working on one piece of software, with millions of lines of code. Unfortunately its almost impossible to make bug-free software, especially windows. Linux has its fair share of bugs. The only reason you don't see very many bugs and other crap for Linux is because there isn't as big a user base! Most people don't know how to use Linux, let alone program in it. The same goes for Mac OS. If Mac and Linux had as many users as Windows, you'd see a whole hell of a lot of Viruses, Worms, Loopholes, etc.... But, conveniently, they do not. Personally, I like Linux, and I do recommend it - as long as you know what you're doing (otherwise you'll be one of those people that sit and badmouth it). It is quite different from Windows - from a useability standpoint. It does get better all the time though - much faster than Windows (and more stable).
Also, for those people so concerned about the Government knowing what you're typing and sending over the internet, what does it matter? What's so important that you have to hide? If you don't want the government to know what you're doing, use encryption in your communications! They could crack it if they wanted to, but they odds are, they won't - it takes to long, depending on the power of encryption used, and you're probably not that important to begin with.
Anyways, if you can't handle the government, start your own! In fact, start your own country for that matter! Just get enough people to back you up (and money).


Hail Bush! Errr... suck on this Bush! (does that sound right?: )



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 01:54 PM
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Interesting coincidence, that Comcast is tendering a bid for the Disney corp.

Another company with a shady history.



posted on Feb, 16 2004 @ 02:15 PM
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Being a network admin I had to throw my opinion into the fold.

Internet monitoring is NOT so unrealistic people, stop dreaming and realize this. If i can monitor every packet in and out of my network than whats the difference between that and a larger scale WAN such as the Internet. I mean there are some physical differences such as carriers but the basic foundation remains the same. Do not think your invisible on the internet, they can trace you back to your doorstep if they really needed to. Hell i could trace 2/3 of the people here back to thier hometown if i had the money and time.

Bottom line, big brother IS watching you.


PS someone here said something about encryption schemes, and i'd like to note that yes some do have legit backdoors in them for high authorities but most crypto strings are near impossible to brute force, well atleast not in our life times


[Edited on 16-2-2004 by thedarkprojekt]



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