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Russia wants you to have a random number generator installed to have secure communication

I think I’m going to file this under the “I can’t believe I read this crap” department.

I honestly think its time that we figure how to block out Russia after reading today’s Krebs article entitled Adventures in Contacting the Russian FSB which I just found absolutely appalling.

Its common practice now to find a majority of web sites under the secure protocol known as https. As discussed with someone who works at Los Angeles Metro that I work with, I talked with him about the Q1 2021 Threat Trends & Intelligence Report which we’ll be talking about on this podcast coming up.

With that report out of the way, and the article from Krebs, I wonder what you think? Russia basically wants you to install a generator which they say to remove once you’re done, and this is the only way to communicate with them directly securely. According to Brian, they also now have a TOR version of their site which doesn’t have you download anything, and this is supposed to be the government.

Visit the FSB’s website and you might notice its web address starts with http:// instead of https://, meaning the site is not using an encryption certificate. In practical terms, any information shared between the visitor and the website is sent in plain text and will be visible to anyone who has access to that
traffic.

There’s tons of linked stuff here but this has got to be the most interesting article I’ve read in quite awhile. Not that I find articles I read boring, because I subscribe to the source, but this one has got to be quite interesting. Guess I won’t be contacting Russian authorities for anything if I ever needed to. What a joke!


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Russia wants you to have a random number generator installed to have secure communication was released on June 7, 2021 at 6:15 pm by tech in article commentary.
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