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Russian government doing deep packet inspection Anonymous 01/28/2018 (Sun) 20:59:07 [Preview] No. 12304
Thought it would be worth sharing: a document from WikiLeaks explaining the tatics Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) is using to get intel. This is not new, but there's some information on how they operate (assuming WikiLeaks is trustworthy):
>Russian subscribers of mobile operators [...] expose valuable metadata, including phone and message records, device identifiers (IMEI, MAC addresses), network identifiers (IP addresses), cell tower information and much more.
>The Traffic Data Mart is a system that records and monitors IP traffic for all mobile devices registered with the operator. [...] identified by IMEI/TAC, brand, model
>National stacks of DPI / BigData / DataMining technologies and solutions for collection and analysis of information, as well as means of predicting social and business trends - the key to digital and financial sovereignty of the state and business in the XXI century


Anonymous 01/29/2018 (Mon) 16:22:40 [Preview] No.12309 del
>assuming WikiLeaks is trustworthy

only if it applies to Russian leaks I presume, right?

Anonymous 01/29/2018 (Mon) 23:06:46 [Preview] No.12314 del
SORM, what it does and general situation with surveillance/censorship in Russia is no longer secret for anons and these documents might be true, haven't checked them yet.
However, there are more than one company developing DPI and monitoring solutions in Russia, some of them publish corporate blogs, and even one of such devices got into hands of habrahabr user, revealing poor quality of your average subcontractor who usually hires a CS student for food and launders 1,5 million dollars for his work:
City transport companies buy data off mobile operators to plan their routes, Yandex owns all big city taxis and is the sole provider for official bus/metro/commute train navigation apps. The fun thing, you can find all this info on habrahabr, both in corporate blogs and ordinary IT guy's blogs busting these apps shitty security and excessive datamining.
Another example, cities like Moscow have a centralized network of surveillance cameras, on roads, in apartment buildings and streets, in metro, every train and bus. It is also known that they use automatic face and walking posture recognition already for APBs. There is a website anyone can visit, register with their state ID and start snooping on people in real time.
Biggest russian "anonymous" imageboard 2ch handed itself to Mail.ru corporation in late 2016. It's pretty damn /cyber/ life here in Russia, more soykaf than schway though.
Not all network operators implement SORM properly, and sometimes it doesn't work. But most of them are bought out by state corporation Rostelecom. Mobile network operators are the worst since they clearly break the "net neutrality" principle and don't try to hide it. Limited data plans since lat year, "social networking" data plans and so on, traffic throttling aka QoS, DPI and http request filtering are in common knowledge and people are trying to bypass them. For example, simple shadowsocks is throttled by Yota operator, but when you add obfuscation and spoof headers as "vk.com", the speed goes back to advertised.
Source, this thread:

Anonymous 01/30/2018 (Tue) 01:07:44 [Preview] No.12319 del
Thanks for your anecdote, fellow anon.
Have you guys tested this thing? Here:

How does Tor work in russia? Only through bridges? Is VPN traffic normal or they reduce the speed too? Maybe tunneling TCP traffic to UDP could work, see here:

Also, have anyone thought about doing a meshnet in Moscow? Like the Freifunk project, but using B.A.T.M.A.N, or simply connecting with Briar Project through Bluetooth:

Check also the other links here:

Anonymous 01/30/2018 (Tue) 03:38:20 [Preview] No.12321 del
Not really. Assange is getting more and more on in politics, I wouldn't be choked if he is now a government contractor.
Now, of course, Wikileaks is more than Assange. But I do think they use it as a weapon (governments "leaking" information purposefully, to affect economic tradings or whatever).

The people at Cryptome seem more radical, at the point that I see it as very difficult that they got corrupted by the "system power", as they would say.

Let's not forget that both Assange and Young (from Cryptome) used to be cypherpunks. And, for those who don't know, the cypherpunks was basically the most important mailing list for privacy and security computing. From there, they released PGP, the EFF, Tor and stopped multiple attempts from NSA (such as the backdoors on VPNs and the "clipper chip").

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