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



On 03/27/2015 01:13 AM, Jon Tullett wrote:

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> 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 ;)
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