|| ||John Gilmore <gnu-r+Tv4kcVSiE-AT-public.gmane.org> |
|| ||Michael Rogers <michael-IOmRctNr2NLWsZ/bQMPhNw-AT-public.gmane.org> |
|| ||Re: Package Lists and Configuration |
|| ||Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:31:42 -0800|
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> I don't think concealing your IP address would protect you against
> rocket attacks. As far as I know, there are two ways to locate a
> satellite phone that have nothing to do with its IP address. The first
> is radio triangulation. The second is the GPS location that the phone
> transmits when it connects to the satellite.
I have heard from people who ought to know, that a popular satellite
phone protocol actually *broadcasts* the reported/calculated location
of each phone, in plaintext beacons from the satellite that anyone who
tunes to the right frequency can receive. I wonder what sort of NSA
influence was used in designing *that* protocol.
If you care about location privacy, don't use a satphone. Or hack
your phone deeply, to report a false location, perhaps one that
belongs to your enemies.
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