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Author Topic: Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D  (Read 1961 times)

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Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D
« on: July 12, 2013, 10:01:08 AM »
So, looks like the hot new tech out there is the typewriter. :P

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http://www.ibtimes.c...ters-fight-leaks.htm

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The Kremlin's communications watchdog has ordered typewriters to prevent potential leaks of sensitive information in the aftermath of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations about Washington's electronic snooping and eavesdropping.

Act NOW, for today only and you can get a free abacus! :P

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Re: Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013, 10:08:49 AM »
yeah butt
-they know you bought it
-they know how much you spent
-they know where you bought it
-they know how much paper and type ribbon you bought
-they know where your trash is
-they know where it is

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Re: Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 10:19:50 AM »
b u t t, in reference to
they are watching my ass

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Re: Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 12:09:00 PM »
they know we are talking about it on dc  :hanged:

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Re: Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 12:13:41 PM »
...And don't forget the old school hacks! The typewriter ribbon must be destroyed before disposal...or it can be scrolled out to read every work that was typed on the machine.

Ah! ...the good old days....back when it was still legal to burn you trash.

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Re: Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 01:27:38 PM »
There's a lot to be said for the protection that real world impediments can introduce to even the most sophisticated all-electronic methods.

Take networks. You have firewalls, multiple tiers of authentication, encryption, etc. But if you absolutely want to be 100% sure you keep things out, the single best "solution" is to send a junior tech down to the wire room and have them physically pull the cable from the WAN port(s) on your router(s).

And yeah, that's one reason why it's almost always uniquely color coded. You'll find a single yellow or red cable in almost every network switch room. Two guesses what it is.

 ;D

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Last I heard, one time cipher pads and 'spy' paper are still among the most bulletproof and secure of all covert communications methodologies. So it hardly surprises me typewriters are making a limited comeback. No tool like an old tool...
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Re: Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 07:06:47 PM »

  I'm already set, have a shredder for things with sensitive data, then it gets burned in the burn barrel.  Gotta love living out in the middle of nowhere.   :P

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Re: Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2013, 07:28:34 PM »
Of course the Russians know how typewriters can be compromised, since they were the ones that made the first keyloggers (for use on IBM Selectrics)...for spying on the US.

http://www.qccglobal...keystroke-logger.php

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Re: Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 07:52:38 PM »
Of course the Russians know how typewriters can be compromised, since they were the ones that made the first keyloggers (for use on IBM Selectrics)...for spying on the US.

http://www.qccglobal...keystroke-logger.php

  I used to use the IBM Selectrics back in my Air Force days.  The Selectrics used for typing sensitive data had to have their print cartridges shredded and burned by DOD standards.  The kicker was, the Selectrics had a memory function that would remember everything typed until it was cleared by selecting the Clear Memory button.....  I used that function for typing duplicates.

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Re: Hot *New* Technology! TYPEWRITERS! :D
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 10:24:21 PM »
the Selectrics had a memory function that would remember everything typed until it was cleared by selecting the Clear Memory button...

 :huh::-\ ..That could explain why I got thrown out of typing class back in high school.