Sunday, March 15, 2009

Going Offline for a bit

Folks,

I know the conspiratorial views of some of us run amok at times. However, I found the folks from the US Army Communications Electronics Command attempting to gain access to my PC this morning. They had apparently managed to bypass various electronic countermeasures I have in place to prevent hacking, and were actually banging on the door to the system I am posting with.

I will need to take steps to reconfigure my systems. This may take a few days to a week.

If you're a blogger, someone involved in the patriot or prepper movements, take time to install the most hardened of software and hardware systems available to you.

If you are connected to an "always on" internet connection, disconnect your PC when not in use. You can turn it off, unplug the ethernet cable, or just disable to connection. This will minimize the time anyone who is seeking to break into your system will have available.

You may be thinking, "well, I don't have anything illegal on my PC, what do I have to worry about?" It isn't what you have on your system that may be the issue. It may be the places you have been. Most PCs keep a detailed log of a persons activities.

If you have treasured photos of family trips and people in your life, they can disappear if someone has a sufficient level of access.

Not to mention, things can be placed on your system. Things you didn't put there. Things that would show up when your system was seized as part of a search warrant.

I may be on here and there posting from remote systems. I have two backup PCs that have never been online, so I am sure they have not been infected. I may use one of these in the interim. It depends on how much time I have between all the other things I have to do.

8 comments:

shinerbock said...

Good luck brother.

HermitJim said...

THAT'S PRETTY SCARY STUFF, BROTHER!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

You Know Where We're At, Brother!
Thanx for the beta...

Anonymous said...

My opinion is that many more of us can expect the same kind of treatment. It won't be long before any who voice an opinion different than Gawdphuck Obammy's will be in gulag or beheaded.
Keep yor head low and watch your six, Catman.

Shy Wolf said...

I be thinking Strider got nailed already, too- his blog has been removed since the last post...damn!
Agreed- more of us will be getting 'nixed' as voices of dissent and discord toward the Dark Lord in the very near future.
God bless the Revolution!
Shy

Maitreya said...

Far out, Catman. Best of luck...
It doesn't surprise me, I figured it was just a matter of time till this shit gets shut down. I thought you'd been hacked when you mentioned bank runs...
It's time to BUG TF OUT!!!
See ya in Ecotopia, brother.

American Prepper said...

For everyone's knowledge:

1) Yes, I do visit some sites that could easily give the government cause to label me as a terrorist. But I do have freedom of information, and free speech.
2)No, I have no intentions of causing any violence or acts of terrorism
3) I am sane and have no intentions of committing suicide or killing anyone
4) Not only do I have no interest in child porn, It would be suicidal to have such crap on my computer. Nor do I use my computer for other illegal purposes, drug deals etc... Any such warrant for a search and finding of such things would no doubt be planted to frame me
5) I am very careful of everything I do. I ask that you question any so called "accidents" that lead to my death
6) I am in very good health, and I would let everyone know should I become sick.
7) Yes, I owe taxes, but I will be on a payment plan soon. No I am not a tax cheat.

I will also give the benefit of the doubt should any other prepper fall victim to any of the above.

erniesjourney said...

Gee Catman - I am so glad I am not the only one that has problems with the gov getting in my computer - I just don't know what to do about it??
Ernie