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Re: [tor-talk] FBI cracked Tor security
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On 07/18/2016 07:14 PM, Jon Tullett wrote:
> On 18 July 2016 at 18:15, Spencer <email@example.com>
>>> Jon Tullett: you just asked a user to conduct a risk analysis.
>> Who else should do it, someone less contextualized to their
> Context matters. Mirimir was asking for what amounts to a very
> complex assessment measuring risk in monetary terms. Anyone who can
> do that reliably can get a very high paid job doing so. It's really
> not trivial.
I used money because it makes it real. Most people simply can't afford
to defend themselves. May I should find some examples.
> Absolutely individuals should conduct their own risk assessments.
> But not in those terms. For most consumers, security is not about
> money. Going to jail is about freedom and personal safety, not
Ask someone who's been arrested ;)
> Even losing data is a balance between losing work (money) and
> personal items (sentimental value, not money).
How did losing data get into this? Maybe having computer gear
impounded? Or neglecting backups?
> Understanding your risk profile, for most people, actually has
> relatively little to do with money
You can measure it however you like. The point is that, unless
prompted, people tend to discount risk.
> (though "losing all my money to phishing" is absolutely a risk to
> be considered).
Phishing is arguably no worse a risk for Tor users.
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