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One Laptop Per Terrorist



On 03/27/2015 09:02 PM, Juan wrote:
> 
> 
> Seems to me that it's rather easy for terrorists to create simple
> hardware for at least secure text messaging (or more). 
> 
> The recipe goes something like this :
> 
> 1) a microcontroller.
> 2) a keyboard 
> 3) an 'old' lcd text display
> 4) eeprom memory - sd card
> 5) a bunch of discrete components for a noise generator.
> 
> The idea is to mix all those ingredients plus code to get a system that
> can 
> 
> 1) generate random data to be used as key in 'one time pad' encryption
> 2) input text messages (and encrypt them of course)
> 3) decrypt text messages to the screen
> 
> (if the microcontroller can act as an usb host it maybe possible to get
> data from devices like cameras and encrypt it)
> 
> The thing is, distribution of the key material should be trivial for
> any 'terrist' worth his salt.  So the only drawback of the allegedly
> secure one time pad isn't really an issue. 
> 
> 
> I'm guessing that any real 'spies' out there have been using something
> like this for a while.
> 
> 
> 
> 
It took Red Teamers to clean up the US Armies act. They were also
interspersed with Special Ops teams to disrupt the enemy communications
in battle. So, yes, in a way.