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Re: [tor-talk] Games Without Frontiers: Investigating Video Games as a Covert Channel



On 27 March 2015 at 09:30, Mirimir <mirimir@riseup.net> wrote:
> On 03/27/2015 01:13 AM, Jon Tullett wrote:
>
> <SNIP>
>
>> And again, I don't think the paper is useless or uninteresting - I'm
>> not completely down on it :) I just don't think it's as effective as
>> you're pitching it to be. If nothing else. the obfuscation may raise
>> the bar a bit for an attacker. At worst, though, it may lull a user
>> into a false sense of security. We do, after all, know that the NSA is
>> attacking game networks, presumably because they have a sense that
>> their targets are using them to communicate. You're relying on
>> security through obscurity, but the obscurity is already under attack.
>
> It's a win if it encourages the NSA and its counterparts to waste their
> resources on monitoring game networks ;)

"Monitoring". I did wonder at the time if that particular slide didn't
reflect an ingenious scheme by some NSA staffer to basically skive off
playing WoW all day :)

-J
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