Password Management

A couple of people have gotten locked out of their accounts, and as it can’t hurt to take precautions I’m giving some tips regarding password management and some general information on what governments are capable of.

Governments have the ability to detect you when you visit a suspicious site. If you for example visit the Stormfront website from Belgium and login with your username and password this data will pass through the United Kingdom. The UK secret service may detect that you just logged in to Stormfront and store your username and password, next it can keep a log of all other sites you visit from the same IP address. If you login on Tumblr next the SS (Secret Service) won’t know your password because Tumblr will encrypt your password submission, but as encryption ends after you login the SS can obtain the name of your Tumblr blog. By analyzing your internet traffic the SS can create a list of usernames, email addresses, and passwords you use.

Taking your blog down by juridical means is difficult and time consuming, not to mention the population at large may be uncomfortable with extensive online censorship. If you use the same password on Stormfront and Tumblr it’s possible for the SS to hijack your Tumblr account, or worse, your email account and every service related to it. When the SS hijacks your accounts you’ll simply be unable to log in as they’ll change the password, associated email address, and leave the account in a frozen state. They’ll do so from behind an anonymous proxy so they have complete deniability. If a hacker would hijack your page they will likely vandalize the page and leave offending messages, the SS is unlikely to do so as they want to draw as little attention as possible to their acts of sabotage.

To minimize your risk you should avoid websites that do not encrypt the entire connection using https, this is difficult however as many websites don’t do this. If you need an email address make sure the email provider is hosted in the same nation as the service you are using. So if you make an account on Jux do so from a Gmail, Hotmail, or Zoho email address. If you link an email address to VK do so from a Yandex email address as the Yandex server is in Russia. Doing so will make it harder for governments to intercept password retrieval email messages. Make sure to never use the same password for different accounts, and be particularly careful when it comes to the password of your email address.

Using Tor will help quite a bit at keeping you anonymous, though it’s unclear to what degree the Tor network has been infiltrated by governments, and well written analytical software will still be able to generate a detailed profile if unencrypted services are used, as they don’t need your identity to hijack you, just a list of email addresses and associated passwords you entered on unencrypted websites.

There is reason to believe the German, Norwegian, and UK governments have reached the level of totalitarianism required to subject their citizens to this treatment for ultra-nationalist content. If this seems like paranoia, realize that pretty much any website in support of al-Qaeda is taken down by means of self-censorship, legal threats, hacking, and on rare occasion assassination.

When the European resistance commits another major act of terror it’s likely that Western governments will try to silence anyone who holds the notion that it’s a human right to resist your own genocide. That’s why I suggest that people take precautions because today you are relatively free, but next year you may find yourself having documents on your computer that have been declared illegal, or be on a list of people who support a terrorist organization, and having to wonder when they will come knocking on your door.

For more information read: Online Anonymity and Privacy


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