[clug] October 2017 CLUG Meeting
kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Mon Nov 13 04:38:39 UTC 2017
"If you have any experience/interest in privacy and Linux, then please
consider giving ua a short talk about what you are up to.
I am keen to hear from as many of you on this topic as possible."
A researcher showed that most officials--were doing this wrong!
"He was surprised to discover that 95 percent of the traffic that passed
through his Tor nodes was not encrypted.
Even more surprising was the number of embassies and other government
agencies that were using Tor, and using it incorrectly.
That prompted Egerstad to narrow his search to e-mail correspondence
with a focus on government agencies. He wrote a script to search for
.gov domains and keywords such as "embassy," "war" and "military," and
focused on sniffing port-25 traffic, the port through which e-mail passes.
He collected between 200 and 250 accounts belonging to embassies and
government agencies that were sending passwords and the content of
correspondence in the clear."
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