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Internet Surveillance - You're being watched at all times; act accordingly.

Anonymous Coward writes | about 6 months ago


An anonymous reader writes "Kaspersky Lab’s Internet security expert Costin Raiu discussing internet surveillance claims that you should assume that you’re being watched at all times. The article reports that Raiu conducts his online activities under the assumption that his movements are being monitored by government hackers. Raiu: “I operate under the principle that my computer is owned by at least three governments” ... "this is not meant as a scare tactic, but a rather as a statement of fact that should now be the default setting for everyone."
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Two of three say.... (1)

niftymitch (1625721) | about 6 months ago | (#46205205)

If your computer is "owned" by two of three
governments other governments should be
paying attention. i.e. two of three should be concerned
as heck that one or more of the others is a national
or completion risk of great risk.

Machine-Here: owned by the NSA (for example), China, Iran....
Heck the NSA should be worried and should have
a vested interest in securing "Macine-Here" from
attacks by "Machine-There" and Nation-Other.

Same for companies...
Firewalls, hardware, operating systems, storage.
Simple tricks like designing a system with a default password
in a way that hobbles it while default is set to the point that
the only thing it will permit is the setting of a non default
pass word.

ISPs are beginning to understand that 2/3 (pick a number you like) of their bandwidth
is being sucked dry by viruses and attacks. Some are making available
anti virus tools for no additional charge because it is cost effective to do so
and it is darn expensive to deploy more bandwidth.

To me the single most valuable national security need is securing
systems near and far from criminals and trouble makers.

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