Skip to comments.WikiLeaks founder uploads mystery file (WikiLeak Blackmails US and Blames US for Dead Informants)
Posted on 08/01/2010 2:55:37 AM PDT by tlb
Julian Assange has uploaded a file called insurance to the website and elsewhere. The file is 1.4 gigabytes, a thousand times larger than the recently leaked documents.
It is estimated that even the fastest computer would take millions of years to decrypt the file.
It is believed that Assange may have distributed the pass key to supporters, who could release it to the public.
The contents of the file are unknown. However, the recent release of documents, detailing the coalitions experiences in Afghanistan, are not part of the 500,000 documents from Iraq, alleged to have been sent to WikLeaks by Bradley Manning.
Admiral. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that Assange and WikiLeaks may already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family.
An angry Assange responded by asking Why is the Pentagon focusing on the hypothetical blood on our hands, which has never been proved, rather than the real blood of the 20,000 deaths revealed in the documents?
The top whistle blower, also criticized the US for sloppy and unprofessional security. WikiLeaks only uses code names internally for sources. Assange criticised the accessibility of the documents, saying, the information, including names of informants, was available to every member of the U.S. military and every U.S. contractor not just in Afghanistan but all over the world. The military has acted in a disgraceful and careless way.
Assange told reporters that he has plenty more material to be published, including very significant information on the BP oil spill and abuses in the US military, including sexual abuse.
In the meantime, the mystery file is being downloaded by many people, waiting for the key.
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“WikiLeak Blackmails US and Blames US for Dead Informants”
He’s engaging in the same tactics used by Democrats.
(Another ally of the Democrat Party.)
I read some of these action reports yesterday. Hard to see how the vast bulk of what I read could be of use to the enemy. Maybe some names in there, but I did not see any.
It’s also very hard to see how this is going to galvanize opposition to the war.
I think this guy’s efforts are as likely to escalate the war as help bring it to an end. Neither is very likely, but it would be interesting if his efforts backfired and actually caused an escalation of the war.
The application only checks your background to the age of 18.
It may also be that he didn't have a TS clearance - it may be that the Washington Post has no idea that there's any difference between a TS and an S clearance, and that any classified data is always compartmentalized in some manner by the "Need To Know" paperwork. There is no access without the proper clearance and the proper NTK.
bookmark for later read
Burgess and Blum and several others
Incl the Canadian Ambassador to Egypt
70 Members of UK Parliament were alleged by KGB defectors to be secret members of (ie spying for) the UK Communist Party.
A recent FR post LISTED 70 members of the US Congress as confirmed members of the Socialist Party USA...........
Wonder why we are going down the road we are .........??????????????
Project Bovine RC5-64 possibly the fastest computer on earth has recently reached a speed of 76.1 Billion passwords per second!
No sympathy with Assange, but the trick of posting encrypted information on the web to discourage official retribution may be useful for others with more worthy causes.
Age has nothing to do with TS clearance. It is all about the background check and interview and today a lot of those are done by third party for the military.
Would he happen to have any birth certificates in his file?
The chart you showed says the toughest encryption would take 83.5 days to crack at 1 billion passwords per second. Divide your 83.5 / 76.1 = 1.09 days for Project Bovine to crack.
The man is either a stupid fool or writer has it wrong. No encryption software exists today that the government cant break in a few days with their massively parallel arrayed decryption computers.
Maybe. But suppose all that's in there is random numbers: could a government that wanted to move against Assange be sure it was that, and not data that their decryption efforts had failed to read?
Wikipedia says this is the worlds current fastest computer:
In November 2009, the AMD Opteron-based Cray XT5 Jaguar at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory was announced as the fastest operational supercomputer, with a sustained processing rate of 1.759 PFLOPS. 
I’m sure somewhere the military has stuff that’s faster,
if not the same.
Was Wikileaker Bradley Manning Betrayed By His Queer Identity?
Was Wikileaker Bradley Manning Betrayed By His Queer Identity?It’s been speculated that alleged Army leaker, PFC Bradley Manning, is transgendered. We’ve found evidence that strongly suggests Manning has some sort of LGBT identity, and that the man who snitched on him exploited this to win his trust.
Twenty-two year-old army intelligence specialist Bradley Manning was arrested May 26th for allegedly leaking the notorious Iraq Apache attack helicopter video and more than a quarter million classified State Department documents to secret-sharing website Wikileaks. He was turned in by his confidant, ex-hacker Adrian Lamo. Lamo then gave logs of his chats with Manning to Wired’s Kevin Poulsen, who broke the story of Manning’s arrest.
There are many unanswered questions about this storythe largest of which is: Why would Manning trust an ex-hacker he had never met enough to confess, almost immediately, via instant message, his terrible Wikileaks secretsomething he knew could put him in prison for a long time? Lamo told Salon that Manning found him by doing a Twitter search for “Wikileaks,” and that he doesn’t know what motivated his confession. Yeah fucking right.
Wired suggested Manning sensed a “kindred-spirit in the ex-hacker” Lamo. But Manning and Lamo also apparently share something stronger than a fondness for breaking into computer systems: An LGBT identity. Lamo is an out bisexual, while an increasing number of clues suggest that Manning is, if not transgendered, deeply uncertain about his sexuality and/or gender. Interviews with Lamo’s acquaintances and a close reading of the chat logs suggest Lamo traded on this identity to exploit Manning at his most vulnerable, as questions about his sexuality were unbearably pressing on his personal and professional lives......
That being said, I am sure that JA is aware of this and using the best possible methods that he is aware of.
Can you run the numbers to see what would happen using the bove parameters?
Besides, the govt. will eventually crack it (probably 4Chan also) to see what it is, if it's legit, then they will know if he is bluffing or going "all in."
Two problems, one is that it almost impossible to create a random key no matter how hard you try. Second, is that I suspect that the government has the backdoors for all currently available encryption programs.
Next, it would take the maximum length of time required under impossible long odds. The computer has a 1 in 20 chance of guessing the password after just 5% of the time required. A 1 in 4 chance of having guessed the password after 25% of the time has expired, etc...
They checked everyone who knew me in high school I was 21. The question of compartmentalization is right on target how ever. The question that should have been asked was : What was his need to know.
I had a TS NOFORN in Europe in 1960.
and my summer time jobs and what neighborhood I drove through.
They checked everyone who knew me in high school
I was 21.
The question of compartmentalization is right on target how ever.
The question that should have been asked was :
What was his need to know.
And where was Counter Intel? How did he have a blog and an active Facebook account?
Not “totally”, assuming record is clear, doesn’t hang out with Marxists, radical professors, live abroad, not have a birth certificate, have multiple social security numbers, etc. yea, that may put a block on your background check.
BTW the Private who leaked the stuff is a radical Gay.