Thinkpad for intelligence operations

Ryder Mitchell
Ryder Mitchell

I think the early generation thinkpads are some of the best for "spy" type operations.

I want to know what Holla Forums thinks is THE best computer you can have to anonymously get on a network rather than just building from homebrew...

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Aiden Scott
Aiden Scott

Well, for Intel ME shit there's the HAP bit that can be set in the flash descriptor that disables it. Otherwise, the best ways to communicate with operatives in the field are number stations, either on the internet or over radio, or by pen and paper and encrypting the messages for one time use. If I were in charge of some government agency that does this stuff, I would unironically give my spies Libreboot laptops running Debian with the disk encrypted, and have them take cyanide capsules if caught so that they don't reveal the password, and because torture is shit, even if you're trained for it.

Benjamin Foster
Benjamin Foster

good idea.

I think most cianigs that are trained for torture are usually trained on how to divert the hosts attention and avoid the torture entirely. besides america hates its people. what use would it be to offer someone for ransom?

not like they would be able to negotiate anything unless it was nuclear launch codes or anything else top secret or q-level.

Chase Parker
Chase Parker

are you a ham radio person?

Elijah Brooks
Elijah Brooks

debian
hardened gentoo*

Isaiah Hill
Isaiah Hill

not openbsd
well fug :D

Hudson Johnson
Hudson Johnson

Because the bezel is so easy to replace?

Thomas Lopez
Thomas Lopez

Bullshit. You want a laptop that is as forgettable as possible. It should look like anyone's computer. It should be cheap and replaceable.

Dominic Wilson
Dominic Wilson

If you really want to get paranoid, get two laptops. One that doesn't go online, another that receives messages. The one that doesn't go online has the private key that decodes the information you get sent.

For extra paranoia points, make a cage out of a metal trashcan and a plastic liner. Now no wifi can get in and out regardless.

Kevin Gonzalez
Kevin Gonzalez

an ipad?

Josiah Roberts
Josiah Roberts

x61
15 years after 700c
first generation
(inaudible kek)
Debian
You spelled Devuan wrong
they don't reveal the password
Encryption key on a microsd card that can be easily destroyed. Even if they know the password, it's useless since the key is gone.
An iPad with Loongson CPU custom logic board running hardened Gentoo with WM disguised as iOS interface.

Elijah Morales
Elijah Morales

Are all of the people in this thread 9 year olds?

Landon King
Landon King

Im sure there are non-mainstream better alternatives, minimum requirements would be
non-backdoored CPU
physical killswitches for microphone, camera, wireless card
TEMPEST attack shielding
good EMP shielding
MIL-STD-810 or comparable dust, temperature and water resistance
Other than that i can't think of other features an /operator/ laptop would require. Maybe some sort of inbuilt chemical contraption to self-destruct the SSD, and some sort of protection against cold-boot attacks.

Logan James
Logan James

This basically, although I would personally go for one of the lower end hp computers. My go to is usually acer anyways.

No, as veracrypt is a must. Also it turns out not to many people have ipads, they are less common than laptops.

If you have retard level tempest shielding, its going to be pretty apparent that you are an operator within the first sweep. A small metal trashcan does the exact same thing. Think pic related. If you added a false bottom it would be even better.

Although a note about false bottoms, if you don't have a good way to secure it, there is a good chance a sweep team will find it by accident when they empty your trash can. They tend to just kick it over and dump things out. If it is in there securely and it doesn't rattle when they pick it up you are good.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson

how would you use the laptop inside of that trash can though? and how is tempest shielding visible on the outside?

Parker Hernandez
Parker Hernandez

intel CPU

Sebastian Smith
Sebastian Smith

quad core 2ghz
maybe i should just save up for ivy bridge architecture

Lincoln Walker
Lincoln Walker

fax ,achines

Benjamin Thompson
Benjamin Thompson

No mandatory access control, so it's off the table for anything multi-level.

Mason Rogers
Mason Rogers

Doesn't matter since all is botnet anyway

Nicholas Morgan
Nicholas Morgan

Hello agent FUD, o-genki desu ka?

Colton Rodriguez
Colton Rodriguez

A used/found/stolen one you will destroy later.

Justin Sullivan
Justin Sullivan

theregister.co.uk/2018/01/26/lenovo_thinkpad_fingerprint_manager_vulnerability/
thinkpads are gr-

Jordan Cruz
Jordan Cruz

SD card can be lost or stolen. An SD card where the key is encrypted with a passphrase should be decent enough though: the agent having the SD card can reveal the passphrase while destroying the SD card without compromise, or suicide even while in possession of the SD card without giving it away.

Samuel Russell
Samuel Russell

It's just some proprietary windows software. Not that you should use fingerprint readers anyway.

Ian Williams
Ian Williams

Doesn't really matter. DoD employees have their own live distro (LPS) on a thumbdrive and don't store files locally. They probably won't bother giving them a laptop unless they're deployed to bumfuck nowhere, in which case there are much higher priorities than theoretical hardware weaknesses. (Reliability, drop safety, battery life, etc.)

Daniel Stewart
Daniel Stewart

32 pi zeros up the anus

Camden Cooper
Camden Cooper

What is better, swap (if possible) the palmrest for one without a fp reader, or just leave the existing one even if not using fp so potential thieves might be thwarted off by the sight of the fp reader?

Daniel Price
Daniel Price

Are there confirmed cases of fingerprint data stored in those readers' chips becoming compromised? Is there a software-based way of getting them out of the chip?

Nicholas Green
Nicholas Green

Iliterally any machine. the less consumer botnet trash (post 2003 intel, (((U)))EFI, etc) the better
wtf is homebrew
just set the turn off botnet flag XD