• Interesting video

    From oog@21:1/101 to All on Wed Jan 25 08:17:00 2017
    Just ran across this interesting video on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_YBp36mf_g) that details making using of the 'asemica' perl script to generate an encrypted string of text that appears as plain text. It also goes on to cover how one could use this in conjuction
    with other encryption so the output still appears as plaintext, but
    decryption requires either a password, or specific pgp key, or both..

    The reasoning is that it would (most likely) circumvent the auto-flagging of data that is encrypted using something like PGP as it wouldn't contain
    anything other than standard text. Albeit jumbled text.. like this:

    and any KIND of SUCH a Standard defined by modifying a Standard Interface you OR adapt all other pertinent obligations are a computer or ANY further modifications has substantial commercial industrial or LOSSES SUSTAINED BY court order to LOSS OF Others' Freedom If SUCH measures to OPERATE WITH
    section If you agree to USE an aggregate Conveying If you Conveying under applicable to USE OR A Major essential component kernel window system Library If neither you a compilation of an express permission other defenses to
    achieve this definition file or INABILITY TO USE which everyone is characterized the Free programs and adversely affects the Free The EXTENT of ALL

    (Uses the asemica repo's LICENSE.txt file as cipher text.)

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  • From Dumas Walker@21:1/175 to oog on Tue Jan 24 18:30:00 2017
    and any KIND of SUCH a Standard defined by modifying a Standard
    Interface you OR adapt all other pertinent obligations are a computer
    or ANY further modifications has substantial commercial industrial or LOSSES SUSTAINED BY court order to LOSS OF Others' Freedom If SUCH measures to OPERATE WITH section If you agree to USE an aggregate Conveying If you Conveying under applicable to USE OR A Major essential component kernel window system Library If neither you a compilation of
    an express permission other defenses to achieve this definition file or INABILITY TO USE which everyone is characterized the Free programs and adversely affects the Free The EXTENT of ALL

    That reads like some of those non-English-speaking SPAM e-mails I used to
    get! :o

    :D


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  • From Zarnock@21:1/174 to Dumas Walker on Tue Jan 24 19:25:00 2017
    On 01/24/17, Dumas Walker said the following...
    That reads like some of those non-English-speaking SPAM e-mails I used to get! :o

    Sheesh, it reads like the ones I *still* get. LOL.

    -Zarnock

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  • From oog@21:1/101 to Zarnock on Wed Jan 25 18:55:00 2017
    It's more understandable than the vast majority of phone calls I receive from recruiters. I don't get too much spam like that these days though.

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  • From Dumas Walker@21:1/175.3 to Zarnock on Wed Jan 25 18:38:00 2017
    That reads like some of those non-English-speaking SPAM e-mails I used to >DW> get! :o

    Sheesh, it reads like the ones I *still* get. LOL.

    Maybe we were receiving encrypted messages all this time and did not know it? Who knows, we maybe could have saved the world if we'd just have paid
    attention instead of deleting them all!

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  • From Zarnock@21:1/174 to Dumas Walker on Thu Jan 26 14:01:00 2017
    On 01/25/17, Dumas Walker said the following...
    Maybe we were receiving encrypted messages all this time and did not
    know it? Who knows, we maybe could have saved the world if we'd just
    have paid attention instead of deleting them all!

    If only it would have had the information about how to free that poor prince who wants me to help him get control of his money. That guy emails me quite regularly begging for my help and offering a handsome reward.

    Oh well.

    It would be really interesting to find out that we were receiving encrypted emails though. That almost sounds like the basis for a good book/movie if
    done right. Though it is probably already done.

    -Zarnock

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  • From Dumas Walker@21:1/175 to Zarnock on Thu Jan 26 18:13:00 2017
    It would be really interesting to find out that we were receiving encrypted emails though. That almost sounds like the basis for a good book/movie if done right. Though it is probably already done.

    It does, doesn't it.


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  • From Mike Powell@21:1/175.3 to Zarnock on Fri Jan 27 18:13:00 2017
    If only it would have had the information about how to free that poor prince who wants me to help him get control of his money. That guy emails me quite regularly begging for my help and offering a handsome reward.

    In all seriousness, I used to (and sometimes still do) receive the messages
    in broken English from the prince or king or whoever. But then at the end of those messages or, sometimes, just in messages by themselves I did used to
    get the totally nonsensical "sentences" in English that do look a lot like
    the encryption example shown here. I always wondered why they were tacking that stuff onto what was otherwise "normal" spam.

    Mike

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  • From Shade@21:2/104 to Mike Powell on Mon Jan 30 16:49:00 2017
    In all seriousness, I used to (and sometimes still do) receive the messages in broken English from the prince or king or whoever. But then at the end of those messages or, sometimes, just in messages by
    themselves I did used to get the totally nonsensical "sentences" in

    The technique is apparently called "Word Salad" and it is an attempt to get
    the Spam message to pass through (undetected) various anti-spam filters. Not sure how well this works today - but it doesn't stop the "Prince regents" agents from trying :-)

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  • From sardaukar@21:1/101 to oog on Sun Mar 12 04:04:00 2017
    Wow, pretty interesting! N-O-D-E is a cool site, I've seen other cool
    articles there.

    Cheers,

    sardaukar

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