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[–] 475677 1 points 29 points (+30|-1) ago 

Did you make the hardware yourself? If not it's compromised.

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[–] fl3x 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

...and even if you did make it yourself, you probably fucked up somewhere along the way.

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[–] Men13 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

But if it's a "one off" fuck-up, then you won't be picked up by generalized tools. they'll have to tailor a tool to you specifically, which means you need to already be on their radar and important enough to spend actual man power on you.

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[–] carlinco 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not to mention that if you stick to standards (necessary to get it done with a small team), they can just replace a part or install something while you aren't looking.

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[–] ginx2666 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This kind of a mindset is why jews rule you.

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[–] Devious1 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Nothing has ever been more true.

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[–] BlockMe 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Yes.

  1. Do not buy online.
  2. Buy the components individually from different stores, paying cash.
  3. AMD is less buggy than Intel at this point. Ignore the guy who says AMD is Chinese. It's incredibly hard to insert backdoors at the fab. If you're that paranoid, build your own CPU using an FPGA.
  4. Download the distro using a VPN using a random public wifi.
  5. Download it again, using another location and a different VPN.
  6. Verify the SHA256 checksums of both downloads. Verify the checksum against the published checksum. Google the checksum string alone and check the results which show up.
  7. Install the distro, offline.
  8. Never connect that machine to the internet. Ever.

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[–] 12821364? 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Damn, it seems like a dystopian movie.

Can you even trust the peripherical you plug in? Can you trust your mouse, your keyboard, your monitor or anything else not to have some sort of hidden trojan .exe or something ?

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[–] BlowjaySimpson 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

No.

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[–] Atarian 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No, you can't.

I bought a mechanical keyboard that had a driver which sent back all my keypresses in China. This was of course a Windows driver.

Fortunately, I caught it within the hour. I only have a Windows partition for games, so nothing was compromised or lost.

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[–] prairie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Too late, OP already posted about it.

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[–] 12821446? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

build your own CPU using an FPGA

lol, wake me up in 20 years, when you're just about getting to 386 levels of performance.

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[–] BlockMe 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I know what you mean, but if you're super paranoid, that's what you'd do.

I know of some governments which do exactly this for some projects. They don't want to be held hostage to a US or Chinese or Taiwanese fab. So if you build a soft core CPU, you can trivially port it to off-the-shelf FPGAs.

RISC-V is available already as soft IP, open source, freely licensed.

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[–] SChalice 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I am far past 386 performance, well into Pentium speeds now, even with a Microblaze.

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[–] malloryquinn 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That vampire 68000 gets about 68060 levels of performance.

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[–] Atarian 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you look at the latest security fuckups for the latest generations of chips, it's all down to sacrificing security for speed.

If knowing you can trust the processor and bootcode means you have enough time to make a cup of tea while loading the front page of Voat, then it might be worth it to some people.

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[–] SChalice 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

build your own CPU using an FPGA

Xilinx allows you to clone many different CPUs. Its much slower but far less hackable.

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[–] lbruiser 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

If your compiler has not be compromised, here is your solution.

Good luck. If you have never installed gentoo before, I would suggest doing that first before attempting s Linux from scratch.

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[–] HighEnergyLife 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

EVERYTHING is compromised. Your best bet is a raspberry pi with CentOS and SELinux running.

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[–] 12821428? 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Don't run CentOS. I was a Fedora/EPEL packager for a while, until I saw them deleting bug reports where people were calling them out for deliberately weakening their crypto packages.

Red Hat is practically just the IT division of NSA, which is by far their biggest customer.

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[–] HighEnergyLife 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's great. My running theory was, knowing NSA uses rhel and sets benchmarks for it, it would be the most secure.

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[–] RugerLCP_2 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

rasberry pi is definitely compromised. All builds have to run a bit of proprietary software first if I'm not mistaken and technically the gpu starts the cpu or something like that.

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[–] ranch-othelioma 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Raspi is partially closed source, so yeah.

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[–] NotHereForPizza 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

You get to a point where blending in is more appropriate or viable than attempting to conceal all you can.

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[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In a crowd is more concealed than wearing a guy faux mask walking down the street by yourself. If you don't act up or threaten the powers that be you will probably just pass right through their drag nets without a care. The worst thing is downloading music and movies and shit off of P2P since their are a ton of non government lawyers watching for anyone to sue for 100x what something is worth at a minimum. Hell if you are on a private net or exchange physical media with friends in person and I'm talking smart friends that aren't on the street selling pirated shit and then your name comes up in an interrogation would not be unheard of. Just blend and do normal shit at normal sites. Like going on google searching with the term 3l173 or some weird script kiddie term might get you a few seconds of attention and I've hit one of those site with shit on it you wouldn't believe back about 20 years ago. I think that was basically the dark web of that time for the not so computer savy. I got the hell out of there fast because it was either watched or a honeypot and I wasn't taking a chance either way. Just blend and enjoy.

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[–] sakuramboo 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

RISC processors and ARM are good.

Does linux run on them?

Nigga, they run on everything.

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[–] spookybm 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Isnt ARM a RISC?
Redundancy!

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[–] juicedidwtc 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

no, they are completely different instruction sets

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[–] Urist_Joyce 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Temple OS

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[–] NeoGoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Interesting, but not DIY as title implies.

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