01 December 2008

How Nude and Sex Photos (or Videos) Get Leaked








Recently, there's been a spate of sex scandals involving leaked nude/sex photos and videos in Asia. How did these private photos and videos get out into the open?

Ways sensitive photos and videos get leaked:

1. The one in possession of the photos and videos posts them on internet forums or shares them on a P2P network.

2. The computer where the photos are stored is infected with malware. Some lamer then takes remote control of the computer over the Internet and transfers the files over to his computer.

3. The computer or device holding the nude or sex photos falls into someone else's hands, as in Edison Chen's case.

So far, no nude or sex photo that has (only) been passed into my hands has been leaked, simply because:

1. I do not use malware-infected Windoze computers to house important information. I see them as a huge security vulnerability, so much so that I've barred them from making any network connection with my Linux computers within my internal network.

2. I'm a nice girl. I'm not one of those creeps who like to boast about their sexual conquests or ownership of compromising photos of girls.

3. I'm the one who fixes my computers when they break. Remember, my name is not Edison Chen - it's Wei-Yee Chan. :P

For photos and videos that are "above top secret", I deploy a special cryptographic technique that I've formulated. I can't tell you any more as it's a secret. ;-)

But of course, cryptography isn't everything that security is about. I'll give you a good example. There's this perverted $in-gapore "IT pro" (in actual fact, a lamer) who asked me how his porn files got into the hands of a colleague when he was using TrueCrypt. Apparently, he did not know how on-the-fly encryption works, and he was sharing one of the decrypted folders over the internal network! *Rotfl* As I always say, even the "best" security hardware or software can prove useless in the hands of a moron.

To all the cam whores out there who have their photos with me (and no one else), rest assured that your photos are in good hands - I will continue to guard them with my life.

When it comes to the security of your photos and videos, I apply the following Gurkha motto:

"Death Before Dishonour."






Related
:

Handbook of Applied Cryptography

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