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2600 meeting was leet, Becky and I had fun. must sleep now. work christmas party tomorrow.
New trillian kicks fucking ass.


Dec. 10th, 2001 06:46 am (UTC)
Actually, It's "Building a case". If money is involved, the case is even more pushable in court.

None the less, be careful. Take it from someone who has been busted before...
Dec. 10th, 2001 06:49 am (UTC)
Even if they approach me with no provocation and offer money in exchange for an illegal act? That sounds alot like entrapment to me! :-(
You've been busted before? With warez, or something else?
Dec. 10th, 2001 06:58 am (UTC)
Yes, busted with Warez. Very very bad juju from when I was younger.
Dec. 10th, 2001 06:54 am (UTC)
Who are the fedz anyway?
Dec. 10th, 2001 06:59 am (UTC)
As part of my case, I am not aloud to say. All I can say is "be careful".
Dec. 10th, 2001 07:09 am (UTC)
Increasingly big suckage. Is there anything much more you can say?
Dec. 10th, 2001 07:14 am (UTC)
Can you say even whether it was a kick in the door secret service special, or just a nasty letter from Microsoft? Is there a docket number I can attempt to FOIA?
Dec. 10th, 2001 07:25 am (UTC)
I can give you the agencies involved, nothing more:

Dec. 10th, 2001 07:31 am (UTC)
Thanks for what advice you have given already. Hmm. Something to think about.
How large of an electromagnet would it take to cook the data on a hard drive platter you think? I know microwaves work real well with CD-ROMs... :-) Thinking doomsday scenario here...
Dec. 10th, 2001 07:37 am (UTC)
Actually, I have put a lot of thought into this. Get a removable drive bay and keep a container of acid-bath near your desk. It only takes a few seconds to eat throught the plastic and a few more to eat into the metal. Platters are toast within a minute.
Dec. 10th, 2001 07:47 am (UTC)
Here's the question though - realistically how much resources are they willing to spend doing data forensics for someone that swapped discs with someone (i.e. not a big time warez person). My thought would be (and this is much safer for me, and less of a worry if it's a false alarm - not that they would do anything that would remotely give me a fighting chance to do this, but...) to scramble the data with a strong electromagnet. Really strong. Strong enough to make recovering data without a scanning electron microscope entirely impossible.
I have gotten alot of really good ideas from this computer forensics list I am a member of. The key is to use a cryptographic filesystem that ensures the key never gets put into swap space (or use encrypted swap as well) and then unless you know the key, you can't mount the volume, since they will unplug the machines during seizure. Then it's just a big encrypted mess, and they're basically fucked. There's really no recourse about this. I have also heard of putting a shotglass of strong acid above the drives in the case, so that when moved it falls over and destroys the drive physically, but I am looking at methods that don't cause physical destruction of the platter...