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A lot of those are badly implemented pseudo security things...
Said the guy who uses 255 character passwords where neccessary, implements next to anything with encryption and solders/sews IR leds to his hat to disrupt cellphone and surveillance cameras.
Being a tinfoil hat is cool, but being a tinfoil hat correctly is hard.
@irene hashes are good. Salted hashes are better. Hashes of hashes form patterns if you use the same function, which he would have been in many cases.
Edit: to follow up on this, double hashing is a thing, but it shouldn't just be hash and hash again. There needs to be an additional process to add layers of security. Such as adding a salt.
@tmpnull Well, I'm into security the fun way...
I wasn't always working behind a desk.
- Reflections in car windows can be used to track a chaser.
- So can your smartphone, with a degree of dexterity, but that's hard to pull off without causing suspicion.
- Pretending to tie your shoes is one of the most effective ways to surely identify one. Do it in a place with witnesses if possible.
- When blending into a crowd, use your forearms to push people aside.
- A book and a bench do wonders if you need to be stationary in public for a longer time without arousing attention. Noone reads a newspaper for hours. Flip pages and know the book a little to keep your cover.
- If a key doesn't open a lock, try pushing it downwards repeatedly while slightly turning it. That's the same way a bump key or the bumping technique with a lockpick work.
- Yes, the trick with the rolled newspaper from the Bourne movies works.
- look backs rarely work
- looking like you're meant to be there makes you invisible
- learn your route. Learn your route. Learn your God damn route.
- eat when you can
- sleep when you can
- don't try to lose a tail, just go to the fallback plan
- don't look for irregular behaviour, look for repeat appearances
- when was the last time that dog went toilet
- have a solid cover story but don't be too fast with your answers
- compliance is more effective than defensiveness
@tmpnull I see a fellow tinfoil hat my friend.
- Drywall is better than nothing, but not much.
- A spare knife never hurts... at least you, that is.
- 5m and below, close combat beats a gun.
- Encrypting is good, but hiding encrypted information well beats being interrogated.
- They won't crack your encryption, they'll crack you, so hide it.
- In an interrogation, fear is more effective than pain. Adrenaline and endorphines numb down pain, but can enhance the effects of fear. Most modern intelligence agencies know and use this (waterboarding, sensory deprivation, attack dogs etc).
- Never catch a fall with your arms. A broken arm is useless, a broken rib is tolerable.
- If you've got something to hide, don't insist on your citizen rights - hide it well enough that you can comply without fearing its discovery.
- Some people will stop after finding one thing. If a dime bag of grass gets you into less trouble than secret files, get and "hide" one.
@tmpnull Cynicism, while despised by society and frowned upon by many, can REALLY keep you healthy.
There's a reason why cops, paramedics and firemen often have a hefty sense of humor. If you lose your sanity, you lose the battle.
Also: Inaction takes a harder toll on your mind than pointless action. Do SOMETHING. The Brits once turned the tide of the Battle against Rommel - how so? Their new officers had the soldiers, who were idly expecting Rommels offensive before. do training drills, fix/clean the equipment and build props instead.
If you think someone is following you and you're in a crowded place, just crouch and pretend to tie your shoe.
- You can observe anything behind you fairly well.
- You stopped, but you had a reason to. If the person you suspect stops as well, you'll have quite an amount of certainity.
- If you're conceal carrying something on your lower leg (gun, knife, whatever), you can ready it rather inconspicuously depending on your holster.
It puts you into a disadvantageous position for close combat though, so be careful about doing that in a place without witnesses (despite almost no one would probably interfere with a fight even in the largest crowd, many potential witnesses offer a nice amount of security).
I want more stories!
@hash-table If I ever see you in public, I'll buy you a fish.
devios159522yHe ATE a sim card?? 😳
I don't have a link to this mask (middle of class so can't look right now, just finished a final), but I like this one best
@hash-table and what night vision doesn't use IR?
@hash-table they receive ir, not project it.
I'm well aware of how they work bud.
@hash-table I'll grab the 64-pack of Crayolas and tuck ya in pal.
Alright I'll play nice. Your first post did not imply your use of "use" meant emitting. Your follow up ones did, that's where the confusion came in. I was in Afghan a couple years, I know pretty well how they work as well. The point I was trying to make with my first post was that they all NVGs use (not emit) IR wavelengths.
@hell trust me, humans can take a lot of damage before dying... I mean, we survive amputations, fractured bones can heal to the point where the limb is fully usable again and so can many other injuries (we also have competitions in consuming substances or pursuing activities that hurt us and consume poison for fun. We're more orcs than elves, basically)
Still, it's no pleasure to get hurt (few things beat adrenaline and endorphins, but still, not worth it)... Though dumb luck is a factor that probably did get me through most shit. That and my sense of humor.