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Old 17 September 2021, 13:56   #3801
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If so I would completely wipe drives and reset everything possible and maybe check CCC.de ( https://www.ccc.de/de/tags/staatstrojaner ). Then use a security based linux distribution.
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Old 17 September 2021, 17:53   #3802
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No, a safe linux distro also won't help much as long as I don't have a safe internet connection, and they did already disconnect me several times or switched off my telephone connection. Once, they disconnected me right after I logged in at A1k.org, so that they could misuse my account, no big problem here with http at all.

And one day THEY may even wipe all my drives, if I bother them too much. No, we don't have any privacy in this world anymore. Everybody is tracked and spied out at any time.
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Old 17 September 2021, 18:05   #3803
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Maybe a free open source router can help to identify problematic internet traffic. Ask the CCC to check your environment/devices/connection.
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Old 17 September 2021, 18:13   #3804
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I'm sure that the traffic goes to Blöd, Naiv, and Doof (BND) or one of the other "Services". The connection is even redirected around my ISP. I've checked that. And now, what can I do against it? Nothing !
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Old 17 September 2021, 19:28   #3805
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Connecting through a phone card + chinese smartphone made out to a (not spied) friend and used for tethering...?
And use ProtonMail.

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Old 18 September 2021, 18:52   #3806
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End of 2019 I had a conversation with a nice Amiga user, when I suddenly noticed in December that there was something really strange going on with my emails. I decided to check the directory contents and the settings of my providers WebMail interface and I found some very strange mails there in the spam drawer. They didn't have a sender, nor a subject (header), neither any contents, just totally empty mails. What could be their purpose? Somebody could have checked with these test mails whether it was possible to capture mails successfully before they could get to my provider or to me.

So, I changed my settings in the WebMail interface in order to let it send a forwarded copy of every incoming mail to another email account. And indeed, only for about the half of the incoming emails from my ISP I got the forwarded copies from the other email server, too. Conclusion: somebody had redirected those mails that I received only once around my ISP over other servers. Somebody was spying me or us out, and I wanted to inform my email contact on the other side about it, but how to get a message through the supposed monitoring now? The spy shouldn't find it, but my Amiga friend should be able to read the message without sending a key before. Something like PGP would just be fodder for brute force attacks of the observer to crack it with a lot of machine power, very easy if a plain text attack could decrypt it.

Let's solve the mystery. I've a little riddle or challenge for you now, it's an icon! Yeah, we are finally back to the topic of this thread now!

Part 1) If you like you can find the hidden message in it. That's not so difficult for an Amiga user, but even the most powerful "enigma" machine won't find it if it was not specially programmed to do this job. On a native Amiga you will easily see the message as intended. Btw, greetings to the original receiver. ... of course, our observers found this message too, but probably a little too late, after it was already transmitted to the other side.

Part 2) But it's more a brainteaser to find out where and how it's hidden, and I'm not sure whether these clever guys did already get it. So, some of our coders here may help them a bit ...
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Old 18 September 2021, 22:41   #3807
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MysteryIcon seems to be a normal PNG image, what kind of message should be in it?
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Old 18 September 2021, 23:07   #3808
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That's your task to find it out, but don't try it with AfA_OS or RTG

... Good luck!
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Old 18 September 2021, 23:35   #3809
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Found, it's a message for EVA

Dear Eva unfortunately. recently .......
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Old 19 September 2021, 12:42   #3810
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Bingo! Yes, that was my reply after I got some XMAS greetings from her in 2019. The last message before our conversation ended.

Some months ago I got an email again, but I'm not sure about the origin, maybe just a fake mail. But I don't know if it makes any sense to stay in contact, even if I wish, because there is no privacy anymore in the internet.
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