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Good stuff, people really do not understand IT security 101 is what I keep concluding everytime. Every damn time. And that is how I make my guides that get in trend.





Apple’s dictatorship does not allow use of other browser rendering engines on its iOS mobile platform, so iPhones and iPads basically.



YouTube is the best academic university.

Edit: holy father of stonks people cannot even understand damn jokes on a meme community


I am not really sure, I learnt it over time. The gist of it is that you never use uncommon short forms, apostrophe glued words, capitalisation, correct use of tenses and grammar and so on, and also keep adjusting your identity depending on a fixed or nameless one, and also keep adjusting according to the userbase of a type of platform. Sounds vague, because it is that vague.

You also have to do this in a way that if you change identity, you never write in the same style as before, and you have a bunch of such styles always ready, at all times.

Of course, it is not really possible for people to do this in general, and even experienced trolls make mistakes. Nothing beats experience, vigilance and being on guard at all times.

If an OPSEC preacher fails a few times, it is game over for them on the internet. If they are performing OSINT or some investigation or some whistleblower style stuff, all it would take is one cover blowup.

P.S. I remember your username :)




I answered someone on reddit on how to deal with “sus” centralised closed software that is a must to use. Quoting myself from here:


There are only few options to use centralised common apps/services. Pick your choices.

  1. Use them like a normal person does, with all permissions and network access unrestricted.

  2. Firewall them (and give internet access only when you need to use it temporarily and block its trackers via custom HOSTS rules in NetGuard), sandbox them in Android Work Profile and neuter their permissions.

  3. Learn OPSEC and try not to type comments that give too much details about your life on non-E2EE or spooky platforms.

  4. Learn stylography and how to maintain it for an highly improvised OPSEC.

  5. Share images, videos, documents and other media on such platforms exclusively after stripping metadata off the files.

  6. Delete the accounts and/or get rid of the communication platforms.

I do 2, 3, 4 and 5. When 2 stops me from letting use the platform, I will do 6.


Hope this helps.


You will be disappointed when the number of global hegemonies becomes more than one. Prepare yourself a decade in advance.


This tells you what a pile of steaming shit corporations really are when they get so much power over individuals and individuals lack protection against this stuff.


Nothing to Hide (2017)

Can also have a look at the one on Jamal Khashoggi


Pegasus does not live in RAM. Pegasus is copied from disk storage to RAM each time, so it cannot be persistent by design of RAM. If Pegasus is getting detected into your RAM, there are bigger problems than a mere restart of your device.

My post is not making me respond because I want to argue needlessly, but because the problem might be more severe. A restart of phone after your phone has been out of sight is a good measure, but if after repeated restarts it is found there, that is what I was pointing out.


Code cannot persist in RAM and survive power loss. The only way that is possible for RAM to have that code persistently is that the code is stored on disk storage, and the code gets copied over to RAM upon each reboot.



Other reddit clones do not have me on their platform, so Lemmy has an advantage!



It does not for everyone. Everyone has different needs, and 2G phase out is becoming more common than you think. Even 3G is going out.


It is a common practice that if your phone has been left unattended and is out of your sight and is within reach of suspicious or legal criminal authorities, when you return, restart it. I thought it would be clear to people.

It would be better to rephrase my statement as nothing persisting in RAM if you turn off its power or the device that has RAM.


lets use a sword to cut a tomato

Nope.

Also, dumbphones are worse because you have zero controls over the OS running on top of it, and proposing people to use a Nokia 1100 in 2021 does not exactly help anyone take you seriously.



[TINY GUIDE] How to stay safe from Pegasus and most social engineering malware these days

Hello! I think it is a nice time to re-mention some 101 tips of IT security for folks here, that I also practice. Pegasus malware investigation will be big news for a good while, so the more awareness it helps spread, the better. …








FYI, this US Nobel Laureate was one of the originators of the China lab conspiracy theory, debunked last year, and failed to be revived this year…