[funsec] Who is snooping on my email?
aditya.deshmukh at online.gateway.strangled.net
Fri Dec 23 22:38:17 CST 2005
You just said this on a public open channel now
Nsa will keep this in mind while monitoring
Every email :)
Merry Christmas and happy thinking about evading
The 3 letter agencies
> -----Original Message-----
> From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org
> [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Richard M. Smith
> Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 7:41 PM
> To: funsec at linuxbox.org
> Subject: [funsec] Who is snooping on my email?
> With all of the controversy about the news that the NSA has
> been monitoring,
> since 9/11, telephone calls and email messages of Americans,
> some folks
> now be wondering if they are being snooped on. Here's a
> quick and easy
> method to see if one's email messages are being read by
> someone else.
> The steps are:
> 1. Set up a Hotmail account.
> 2. Set up a second email account with a
> non-U.S. provider. (eg. Rediffmail.com)
> 3. Send messages between the two accounts
> which might be interesting to the NSA.
> 4. In each message, include a unique URL
> to a Web server that you have access to its
> server logs. This URL should only
> be known by you and not linked to from
> any other Web page. The text of the
> message should encourage an NSA monitor
> to visit the URL.
> 5. If the server log file ever shows this
> URL being accessed, then you know that
> you are being snooped on. The IP address
> of the access can also provide clues
> about who is doing the snooping.
> Besides monitoring the NSA, this same technique can be used
> if you suspect
> your email account password has been stolen or if a family member or
> coworker is reading your email on your computer of the sly.
> Richard M. Smith
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