[clug] October 2017 CLUG Meeting

Bryan Kilgallin kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Mon Nov 13 04:38:39 UTC 2017

Bob said:

"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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