Staying off NSA radar

September 6, 2013 | By | Reply More

At the U.K Guardian, Bruce Schneier offers five pieces strategies for staying off the NSA radar. Excellent article with real advice, including caveats Here are a few excerpts:

1) Hide in the network.

2) Encrypt your communications. Use TLS. Use IPsec.

3) Assume that while your computer can be compromised, it would take work and risk on the part of the NSA – so it probably isn’t. If you have something really important, use an air gap.

4) Be suspicious of commercial encryption software, especially from large vendors. My guess is that most encryption products from large US companies have NSA-friendly back doors, and many foreign ones probably do as well.

5) Try to use public-domain encryption that has to be compatible with other implementations.


Category: Privacy, Secrecy, Spying

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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