DEF CON 22 - Weaponizing Your Pets: The War Kitteh and the Denial of Service Dog
jwren2at December 12,2016 Sellers sharing knowledge on drugs to keep people safe? Give me a break! If you really want to keep people safe, don’t sell the drugs! I’m surprised that they haven’t caught these criminals based on the products coming through the mail. You can claim that this was mistake, but this gives investigators a good starting point for surveillance, both of the seller and buyer. The package has to come from somewhere near the buyer.
jwren2at December 12,2016 I mean the seller, not the buyer.
dbegumat December 13,2016 This is similar to the previous one that shows how Darknet makes it easier for people to do illegal activates. This site has drugs, guns, child pornography. Yes, it basically connecting people who are otherwise going to find loop holes to get what they want, including drugs. He mentioned that he feels safe consuming substances via Silk Road due to seller’s accountability but who guarantees that. I just don’t understand how one can sure to try something on their body and trust some anonymous seller on the Silk Road when that drug could essentially kill them. And for the seller, that’s just one rating down before they get back in the road.
kticfrs500at December 14,2016 The part where a fake dealer selling drugs to bait a drug user is the same technique used outside of online drug trafficking of having a Narc catch dealers and users. In a way, stopping drug trafficking in this way is probably cheaper and physically safer for a law enforcement organization as an entire team of physical bodies who have to use weapons and also have to be paid for their hours of service is not needed to find the criminals…just a computer.
Taylorlouat December 14,2016 This system reminds me of the prohibition. This is like a darker 21st century version. When there is a demand, the suppliers will find a way. But, the darkweb does provide a platform of anonymity that is created with such a tangle of nodes that it makes it difficult for law enforcement to follow the trail. I saw an interesting article that talked about attacks that occur on the dark web. It's anonymity makes it much more difficult to patch and investigate. It brings up an interesting conundrum of it's anonymity making it's users feel safer while also less secure. I think that there is good, bad, and the extremes on both sides in the use of tor, proxy servers, vpn etc.. But, what about security? I wonder hows this is considered in implementations such as these.