John McAfee Building A Gadget To Block NSA

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    http://mashable.com/2013/09/30/john-mcafee-d-central/

    Here's a tip, don't buy it. While there are ways to make it harder for the NSA to check up on you, nothing you can do will make you completely protected against them. If anything, using stuff like this will make you a bigger target to the NSA. This has been proven because they target TOR users and people who use encryption when sending data over the internet.
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    Nothing will make you completely protected, but encrypting all relevant data with four-way salts would - if Moore's Law is even remotely accurate - protect you for your lifetime.
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    Yeah, but he'll probably get distracted by some 14 year old Belizian hookers and forget all about it.
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    I don't know, they cracked Blackberrys encryption which seemed rather complicated and was once thought of as un-crackable. I also read that they cracked other encryption methods that were recently thought to be the future of encryption.
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    He's out of Belizean jail?
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    That's a three-way encryption (technically only two-trip), which would be theoretically cracked within 4 years, so not totally surprising. By the same estimates a 4-way encryption bound to secure salts would mathematically take 70 years given Moore's Law holds up.
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    Also worth noting that BES keys were - although mathematically expensive to do so - always predictable. Human salts would not be.
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    Yeah...for anybody who doesn't know about McAfee beyond his name, just Google this...

    McAfee and Drugs
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    Do the proxy search engines provide any protection?
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    From your ISP, assuming you aren't on some sort of list already, yes.. but from the NSA or FBI, they could probably find you if they really wanted to target you. Encrypting stuff and using proxies is a good way to get targeted by them though.
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    Posting on here, with derogatory remarks about the chosen one, has most likely landed a bunch of us on a list somewhere.
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    The RNC fundraiser list maybe.
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    :grin: Not with some of the emails I've sent out.
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    Eh, SSL has been broken forever. I wouldn't feel particularly protected with anything on the Web.
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    Or perhaps the DNC political henchmen's fundraiser list . . . . otherwise known as the IRS.

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