485: Mystery Box
20 November 2022
We dig into Shufflecake, a tool that lets Linux users hide data with plausible deniability, then let our live stream SSH into our server and see if they can discover our secret data.
- Just a bunch of idiots having fun—a photo history of the LAN party
- Introducing Shufflecake — Shufflecake is a tool for Linux that allows creation of multiple hidden volumes on a storage device in such a way that it is very difficult, even under forensic inspection, to prove the existence of such volumes. Each volume is encrypted with a different secret key, scrambled across the empty space of an underlying existing storage medium, and indistinguishable from random noise when not decrypted.
- Hidden Filesystem Design and Improvement - Elia Anzuoni — We propose a novel design, a scheme called Shufflecake, which targets a more balanced compromise between performance and security. The level of deniability it offers, while not protecting against attacks in the most stringent threat model, is sufficient in many practical scenarios.
- Tommaso Gagliardoni’s Homepage
- Linux kernel module for Shufflecake
- Shufflecake Userland Tools
- Fedora upgrade failed due to dep failure
- Comparing openSUSE MicroOS and Fedora Silverblue 37
- Scaling Mastodon is Impossible
- Using Mastodon for comments on a static blog
- TwitterToNitter — Bookmarklet that shows the current Twitter page on Nitter. On every click it choses a random Nitter instance.
- libredirect — A web extension that redirects YouTube, Twitter, Instagram… requests to alternative privacy friendly frontends and backends.
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