[Bglug] You have till Dec 15 to tell Canada that lowering national cyber security is a bad idea

LP linuxpusher2 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 13:30:05 EST 2016

I may have gone a little overboard in my responses, being a George Carlin
But hey I would find Black Helicopters landing in my yard, "Fascinating"
Think they would let me keep the pictures ? Lol.

On 6 December 2016 at 22:45, Logan Streondj <streondj at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hash: SHA256
> Canada wants to lower encryption standards, put in backdoors, force
> keeping of arbitrary user data, so it would be easier for foreign
> governments and exploiters to take advantage of Canadians, steal their
> personal information, emails which may include financial records, and
> other private and personal information enough to steal identities.
> We have until December 15 to tell them that this is a BAD IDEA!
> (link to Canada's Online Consultation at the bottom)
> Motivation:
> They think it is a matter of National Security that they be given easy
> access to the above information, but they forget that it is a National
> Cyber Security risk, for that information to be easily available.
> My suggestion was that Canada needs a Cyber Security task force, with
> high end GPU or ASIC hardware for password cracking, this will give
> them all the access they need to whatever they want. Human minds
> aren't very good at remembering passwords, so they might just forget
> when interrogated.
> On the other hand 80+% of people have weak passwords,, so should be
> easy to crack.
> https://blog.dashlane.com/study-reveals-extremes-people-go-online-protec
> tion/
> Also there should be a "building code" for cyber security, minimum
> standards before any sensitive user data is allowed to be kept.
> Because there are over 70 thousand hacked servers available cheap
> online, some of them government and otherwise
> https://securelist.com/blog/research/75027/xdedic-the-shady-world-of-hac
> ked-servers-for-sale/
> Basic Subscriber Info ( name, address, telephone number and email
> address) can be enough to get into many accounts, and with a few other
> pieces (which may be stored alongside) would be sufficient to steal an
> identity.
> For example once a criminal has that basic information,
> It only takes 6 seconds for a criminal to get accurate credit card
> information and security code of a target:
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/02/hacked-just-six-seconds-crimi
> nals-need-moments-guess-card-number/
> Encryption is essential for securing everyday interactions on the
> internet. For instance Hillary Clinton didn't encrypt her email
> exchanges, and largely because of it lost the election and almost went
> to prison.
> Internet exploiters are getting increasingly more sophisticated and
> even took down the East Coast recently,
> https://www.wired.com/2016/10/internet-outage-ddos-dns-dyn/ So having
> good Cyber Security is essential, weakening it to make it easier to
> spy on people is a VERY BAD IDEA.
> Canada's Online Consultation:
> https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/cnslttns/ntnl-scrt/thm09-en.aspx
> I'm also planning on scheduling a meeting with my MP about this, I
> recommend you at least write to them.
> - --
> Logan Streondj,
> A dream of Gaia's future.
> website: http://joyfullifestyle.ca
> twitter: https://twitter.com/streondj
> You can use encrypted email with me,
> how to: https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/
> key fingerprint:
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