Computer Security is essential in the wake of police repression against Internet activsts involved in things like the campaign to shut down Huntingdon “Death” Sciences.
Given that most web hosts record your IP (electronic address) when you post-and that the FBI or other enemies could copy your posts to a second server that does in real time, it is up to you to protect yourself when posting anything the cops might want to use against you.
Basic rules of conputer security
1: Never put anything in a computer that could put someone in jail unless there is NO other choice! Don’t take pictures or otherwise record any illegal activity unless every participant accepts the risk and it is for a public claim of responsability.
2: Never use a home Internet connection to post anything that could allow the cops to charge you with a crime or subpeona you to a grand jury. Even Tor can be used incorrectly.
3: Always encrypt any emails concerning subjects that cannot be told directly to the cops without causing an action to fail or a person to be arrested.
4: Encrypt you fucking hard drive! Cops just love to steal computers in raids on people’s homes-but good encryption drives them NUTS. If they have 20 encrypted computers to try and crack, and only one has the files they “need,” they have a real problem on their hands.
We will be offering information here on encryption(to protect your data after police raids or other burglaries) secure browsing with everything on RAM and wardriving(so you don’t arrested because your ISP snitched).
If you have suggestions or scripts you believe will be useful for securing activst computers against the enemy, post them here as text comments. WARNING: all scripts will be checked, malicious code will be deleted for obvious reasons.