In case you use OpenPGP on a smartphone ...

Ryan McGinnis ryan at
Wed Aug 12 17:15:33 CEST 2020

If you don't want to be location tracked on a mobile device you just
power it off and put it in a Faraday bag when not in use.

If you want to deep dive into this sort of thing (it's a really deep
lake), give this book a read:

On 8/11/20 3:32 AM, Stefan Claas wrote:
> Matthias Apitz wrote:
>> El día Montag, August 10, 2020 a las 09:07:51 +0200, Stefan Claas escribió:
>>>> One can use a Linux mobile phone running (as I and all my family do)
>>>> or the upcoming L5 (as I pre-ordered in October 2017).
>>> Yes, people gave me already (not from here of course) good advise for other OSs
>>> which one can use. The question is how long will those OSs been unaffected ...
>> The kernel and all apps are OpenSource i.e. people can (and do) read the
>> sources. It's impossible to build in backdoors. The attack could come
>> through the firmware in the chips (which are not OpenSource). For this
>> the L5 (and the laptops they make also) have 3 hardware keys to
>> poweroff WiFi, Cellular, Microphone/Cameras (all 3 will turn off GPS).
>> The authorities can not track you. See:
> Thanks for the information! While it is a nice product, according to their web site,
> they say they run Gnu/Linux. Do you think that Gnu/Linux can't be hacked? Or better
> said, should we all (those who use encryption software often) still use it directly
> on online devices?
> Regards
> Stefan
> --
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