Color printers secretly printed serial number & date onto Reality Winner's PDF

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Secretly printed serial number & date outed Reality Winner's PDF
http://blog.erratasec.com/2017/06/how-intercept-outed-reality-winner.html

"The situation is similar to how Vice outed the location of John McAfee, by
publishing JPEG photographs of him with the EXIF GPS coordinates still
hidden in the file."

Is your color printer secretly outing you?
https://www.eff.org/pages/list-printers-which-do-or-do-not-display-tracking-dots

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Thats about as bad as some guy who claimed his gun would shoot people on
it's own. Of course the gun only shot people it did not like. Thats
pretty amazing, especially since the gun knew who it did and did not
like.....




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criminals are stupid.

there was a bank robbery near me where after robbing the bank, the
idiot waited for a bus at a bus stop near the bank. not only did he not
wait very long, but he got an express ride downtown and had his photo
taken for free.

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http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/05/12/wells-fargo-bank-robbery-arvada/

--  
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida

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that isn't the one i was talking about.

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In both the McAfee & Reality Winner case, it was the journalist who as you  
sayed "are stupid" since "all major manufacturers of color laser printers  
entered a secret agreement with governments to ensure that the output of  
those printers is forensically traceable."

https://www.eff.org/issues/printers

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they were both stupid, particularly reality winner, who should change
her name to reality loser.

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Hardly news, Xerox/PCWorld/EFF revealed the yellow dots 13 years ago

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If you are that paranoid, you should not even own a computer or printer!


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On Tuesday, 20 June 2017 21:16:58 UTC+1, snipped-for-privacy@tubes.com  wrote:
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A BBC B and a dot matrix won't track you :)


NT

Re: Color printers secretly printed serial number & date onto Reality Winner's PDF
On Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:17:18 +0200, picoRNA wrote:

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Not news at all since tracking yellow dots in printers were known
for many years.  
If you need to print something sensible and not traceable to you,
just buy an used printer and use it for a single print run. Then
scrap it in pieces and make it disappear.  
Or better, buy some used printers every month along with a new
cartridge, each one with other stuff at different places, then
shelve them and pick randomly one to be single used then disposed
of as above.
Of course you should not use any traceable technology as well in
the process; the printer yellow dots might be meaningless but if
a closed source office app or printer driver superimposes other
dots containing date/time and your exit IP address, you're screwed
anyway.

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