This Cute Chat Site Could Save Your Life and Help Overthrow Your Government

Discussion in 'Security' started by Mike, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    21-year-old Canadian student has developed an internet chat site that provided end-to-end encyrption, regulary gets SSSS & suspicious searches when he travels through the U.S.


    Wired / Threatlevel: This Cute Chat Site Could Save Your Life and Help Overthrow Your Government

    His SSSS’s can mean hours of waiting, and Kobeissi says he has been searched, questioned, had his bags and even his passport taken away and returned later.

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    The young and cheerfully sarcastic Kobeissi is somewhat baffled by the border attention. Kobeissi said that in one of his last U.S. trips through Charlotte, NC, “In total I was searched either three or four times,” — in a single visit. “Why? Do bombs materialize? I don’t understand,” he continued. If the searches, delays, and interrogations about Cryptocat are an intimidation tactic, they haven’t worked.

    I think he's confusing customs & TSA searches, but it sounds as though he's being caught in both, and that both perhaps are being used to take his stuff out of sight and acquire intelligence on his encrypted chat methods.
     
  2. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    If he's smart he travels with a laptop running only an OS, an SSH client, and an RDP/VNC client. Nothing to find on the laptop and can get to whatever he needs remotely.
     

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