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    Re: OPT OUT of PRISM

    Arstechnica offers some thoughts upon encrypted mail tools for people to use http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/06/encrypted-e-mail-how-much-annoyance-will-you-tolerate-to-keep-the-nsa-away/, but...
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    Re: Paranoia dual-boot question

    Plus sneak and peek and no knock warrants;);)
  3. Thread: TrueCrypt

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    [all variants] Re: TrueCrypt

    Tom_ZeCat,
    Whatever form of encryption you use please make sure to use a long hard to guess pass phrase. Size and complexity do matter when it comes to encryption.
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    [kubuntu] Re: browser security

    Tom_ZeCat,
    You have covered most of your bases but please don't then spoil things by failing prey to a rather well crafted social engineering inspired phishing or spearphishing attack via your...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: How secure is the Encryption that Ubuntu uses?

    I would like to add that one should also consider what you are protecting and whom is after. I may well be wrong but not too many on this forum may be genuinely targeted or indeed penetrated by shady...
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    Re: OPT OUT of PRISM

    Pierre,
    out of the box encryption is indeed a seductive idea but IIRC in some jurisdictions the act of encrypting data may well be against the law. I do believe that Ubuntu-Restricted-Extras...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does Ubuntu have malicious NSA code?

    Yep, TOR bundle & ixquick encrypted proxy search may make it harder for others to see exactly what you are doing but may well act as a red flag to others employed to sniff & sift through such data.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does Ubuntu have malicious NSA code?

    Looks like ixquick is attracting a flood of users https://www.ixquick.com/eng/press/pr-three-million.html as I expect other search engines offering similar safeguards are also attracting custom.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does Ubuntu have malicious NSA code?

    killa7,
    To amplify upon the above point raised by HermanAB you might consider looking through "How Dozens of Companies Know You're Reading About Those NSA Leaks" to be found on the EFF.org site as...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does Ubuntu have malicious NSA code?

    "You might think that, I couldn't possibly comment" http://www.ubuntu.com/privacy-policy
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    [SOLVED] Re: Security and gaming

    Bruce Schneier has a longish posting with a good few other references on choosing passwords and pass phrases https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2013/06/a_really_good_a.html#comments, have a read,...
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    Re: Security & Privacy Install

    KushtyKushty,
    I would suggest that Ghostery is not to be installed due to their practice of passing browsing habits on to advertisers...
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    Re: Anyone only use LTS Releases of Ubuntu

    Let others follow the bleeding edge and bleed, but, if you do not require such features I feel it is wiser to stay with an LTS. In time and LTS will incorporate all that was once bleeding edge...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Password incorrect if typed to quickly

    Noticed this a while ago, good for stopping someone from attempting to use my long, strong & hard pass phrase but every now and again I have to slow down and move my lips as I type.

    Just remember...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 13.04 system requirments?

    angrygamer,
    The documentation offers a good idea as to the minimum system specification https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/SystemRequirements, so give it a go
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    [ubuntu] Re: I actually had some threats.

    TNFrank,
    I'm positive that some of the reported threats are false positives.



    says it all.
  17. [SOLVED] Re: best way to segregate browsing activities

    Do financial transactions from a guest account as on shut down the guest account is wiped?
  18. Re: Admin Password forgotten, how to get into the system and reset the password?

    Something I was not familiar with until peeking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StartOS & http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=startos, sorry I can not offer any help.
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    [ubuntu] Re: data security for travel with laptop

    teacherjeff,
    You mentioned a machine for work and I wondered if you may be travelling in or out of the US? If so then eff.org has a few pointers ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: data security for travel with laptop

    teacherjeff,
    Should do unless you forget anyone of them due to excitement of travel. So, will you be carrying plain / clear text versions of these passwords / phrases with you?
  21. Re: Nasty articles on Ubuntu. Is the privacy an issue with Ubuntu ?

    AdamTudor,
    Have these five days of heated debate answered any of your queries to be found at the top of this thread?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Which way to go?

    no pc geek,
    may I suggest you start with the SwitchingToUbuntu/FromWindows guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwitchingToUbuntu/FromWindows
    followed by the 12.04 lts release notes...
  23. Re: Nasty articles on Ubuntu. Is the privacy an issue with Ubuntu ?

    I have a feeling that
    Facebook users may well disagree with you on that. via http://newsroom.fb.com/Key-Facts.

    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=%20322332665300...
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    [all variants] Re: Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition

    I see that several postings have remarked upon a wired connection, I must be getting old but looking through the technical specifications https://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/xps-13-linux/pd.aspx?s=bsd...
  25. [lubuntu] Re: No luck with installing any form of Ubuntu

    Would a 12.04 lts https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuDesktop
    via http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop be of any use?

    Or if this gives problems then a 12.04 Lubuntu...
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