[Cryptography] dead man switch [was: Re: Snowden "fabricated digital keys" to get access to NSA servers?]

dan at geer.org dan at geer.org
Tue Jul 9 22:20:06 EDT 2013

for a novel treatment of a dead man switch, read _Daemon_ by Leinad Zeruas

botnet that uses MainStreamMedia news feeds as a covert channel
insofar as the MSM cannot help themselves but to publicize nasty
events that the botnet is itself capable of causing, thus allowing
the botnet to know collectively what each part of it is doing and
that without a C&C channel other than the repurposed MSM; the fun
begins when the botnet reads the obituary of a certain person


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