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Originally posted by Revolution-2012
Anyone who is half way smart has a hammer next to their computer in case of FBI nocking at the door. Only full proof method.
Originally posted by b0sanac
reply to post by boondock-saint
may be so.. but I'd really like to see them try and put it on my computer, or enforce any of this crap.
“Although Microsoft is reluctant to give out details on its botnet buster — the company said that even revealing its name could give cyber criminals a clue on how to thwart it”
According to an article on PC World: “The software vendor is giving law enforcers access to a special tool that keeps tabs on botnets, using data compiled from the 450 million computer users who have installed the Malicious Software Removal tool that ships with Windows.”
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Originally posted by b0sanac
reply to [url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread562787
Now that article seems to think that the government backdoor is in the Malicious Software Removal tool that ships with Windows, but it's not clear to me where the backdoor actually is, other than somewhere within windows. Can any of the techies here shed any light on this?
So if there's already a backdoor built into windows for the government, maybe RIAA knows this and just wants to piggyback on the existing backdoor for PC access?
Ahh that old apple, Its easy to prevent this, just dont install the Malicious software Removal Tool, it doesnt ship installed on windows out of the box, but they do try to sneak it in through windows update, so if you just look at what updates you are installing instead of just clicking download/install you should be right
Originally posted by Darcia
Forgive me, but 4chan are not hackers but rather, as the phrase goes, 'script kiddies'. And the subject on armed police was not hacking, but simply calling them and saying the person was dangerous, which anyone can do. RIAA would put themselves in more danger by trying to place spyware into foreign government and military computers who may see it as an act of war.
Indeed, the issue on hacking is curious, and I cannot see any reason why it would not be justified to place malicious spyware on the RIAA computers if they do so to yours.
[edit on 20-4-2010 by Darcia]
I agree with your sentiment. TrueCrypt is good for encrypting flash drives or hard drives of laptops. Loss or theft makes them useless. Unfortunately, as the law stands, you are required to provide police or other authorities with the pass phrase. Refusal can lead to extended imprisonment.
Originally posted by LieBuster
reply to post by discordantone
Trouble is 60% of all new laptops have a ET call home program built into the bios so even if you take a hammer to your hard drive and run sco unix you are still being watched and beleive it or not but even printers are printing a hidden bit pattern on each page so they can watch you.
Yeah i know it sounds like science fiction but do a google and let me know if you think i'm wrong.
MAC Address + IP + HTTP was never about protecting uses and was allways about tracking users and 1984 with Google/EBAY/YouTube being the bigest players trying to fight it out with MS.