an NGO defending the
freedom of information since 1985
You should truly care. The NYT has been the target of "maybe chinese" hackers towards the end of 2012. If the Gray Lady and her 1200 journalists couldn't protect herself, how can you?
In the wake of this year’s disclosure, it should be clear that unencrypted journalist-source communication is unforgivably reckless
E. Snowden quoted by the New-York Times in How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets
The most destructive virus sits between the keyboard and the chair
How secure is your password?
Forget about password. Use Passphrases.
There are many traces left on your computer: browsing history, cookies, stored passwords, file history, chat logs, emails, apps history, etc.
A smartphone is a computer. Everything already mentionned is also true for a
spyphone smartphone. Use a dumbphone instead. Or have a look at the Guardian Project, Redphone, Silence Circle, etc.
A lot of softwares can turn a cellphone into a microphone bug. However, it has to be installed on the cellphone.
The battery is still providing power to the cell phone. With the help of the telephone operator, who can access the Application Protocol Data Unit (packets sent to the SIM card), it can still be activated.
No battery, no power, no signal, no spying.
In my fridge ← Snowden
Note : you can't remove your iPhone battery
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