Re: [fw-wiz] how to check if someone is blocking me or watching me?
From: Mike Hoskins (mike_at_adept.org)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 15:44:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Paul Robertson <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [fw-wiz] how to check if someone is blocking me or watching
On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Is it ture that i can find out if someone is blocking
> > me and tracking me? Norman
> If you're doing something "wrong" from a network, the obvious answer is
> not to do it. If it's privacy, not legality or appropriateness, then do
> it from a machine you own and a connection you pay for.
to that, i'd just add... "encrypt everything, and then assume it's still
being read". even if it's a machine you own, on a connection you "pay
for" -- lots of people can still be watching. i assume anything i type
will be read by others. it's not a question of if, only when. that's a
bit paranoid, but if the mythical "determined atacker" is who you're
trying to thwart, you may not be able to keep your data safe... only to
ensure that it has at least aged enough to be useless before it's
of course, computers get faster and faster all the time while advances in
public cryptography come in bursts... but that's the world of security.
nothing is ever trusted 100%. the best you can do is use all available
tools, follow best practices, and try to sleep at night.
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