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Posted iNFAMOUS on 21 April 2011 - 11:51 PM
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Posted mrxballoonhands on 22 June 2012 - 06:48 PM
By running a gigantic trade deficit with us, China has been able to become incredibly wealthy. We have begged them to lend us back some of the money that we have sent them and this has made them even wealthier. Now China is gobbling up U.S. real estate and U.S. assets at an astounding pace. In fact, some cities are in danger of becoming completely dominated by Chinese ownership. One of those cities is Toledo, Ohio. In many “rust belt” areas, real estate can be had for a song, and the Chinese are taking full advantage of this. America was once the wealthiest nation on earth, but now we are drowning in debt and we are being sold off in chunks to the highest bidder. Is this the legacy that we are going to leave for future generations?
According to a recent Fortune article, Chinese investors have been very busy purchasing distressed commercial real estate in Toledo lately….
Toledo is being promoted to Chinese investors as a “5-star logistics region“. From Toledo it is very easy to get to Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Indianapolis.
In March 2011, Chinese investors paid $2.15 million cash for a restaurant complex on the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio. Soon they put down another $3.8 million on 69 acres of newly decontaminated land in the city’s Marina District, promising to invest $200 million in a new residential-commercial development. That September, another Chinese firm spent $3 million for an aging hotel across a nearby bridge with a view of the minor league ballpark.
For some reason the Chinese seem to be very interested in that area of the country. Last month, I wrote about how one Chinese group plans to develop a 200 acre “China city” just 40 minutes away from Toledo….
With a population of 287,000, Toledo is only the fourth largest city in Ohio, but it lies at the junction of two important highways — I-75 and I-80/90. “My vision is to make Toledo a true international city,” Toledo’s Mayor Mike Bell told the Toledo Blade.
But it is not just the rust belt that is being bought up by the Chinese. A recent Forbes article documented several of the huge real estate deals that the Chinese are doing in New York right now….
A Chinese group known as “Sino-Michigan Properties LLC” has bought up 200 acres of land near the town of Milan, Michigan. Their plan is to construct a “China City” with artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens. Essentially, it would be a little slice of communist China dropped right into the heartland of America. This “China City” would be located about 40 minutes from both Detroit and Toledo, and it would be marketed to Chinese business people that want to start businesses in the United States.
In addition to real estate, the Chinese are also buying up businesses and natural resources all over the United States.
According to a recent report in the New York Times, investors from China are “snapping up luxury apartments” and are planning to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on commercial and residential projects like Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. Chinese companies also have signed major leases at the Empire State Building and at 1 World Trade Center, the report said.
For example, the Dalian Wanda Group recently bought U.S. movie theater chain AMC Entertainment for 2.6 billion dollars.
Also, the Obama administration has been allowing companies owned by the Chinese government to gobble up U.S. oil and gas deposits worth billions of dollars.
On top of all that, the Federal Reserve recently announced that it will now allow Chinese banks to start buying up American banks.
So how in the world did we come to be so completely and totally dominated by China?
Well, the key to all of this is the trade deficit.
Most Americans can’t even tell you what a trade deficit is, but it is at the very heart of our economic problems.
Basically, we buy far, far more from other countries than they buy from us.
Most Americans don’t realize this, but the truth is that the United States has a trade imbalance that is more than 5 times larger than any other nation on earth has.
Overall, the U.S. has run a trade deficit of more than 8 trillion dollars with the rest of the globe since 1975.
If you go into a Wal-Mart of a dollar store today and you start looking at product labels, you will notice that hundreds of products say “made in China” and very few of them say that they were made in this country.
Every single month, China sends us gigantic mountains of plastic ***** to sell in our stores and we send them gigantic mountains of our money.
The U.S. trade deficit with China during 2011 was $295.4 billion. That was the largest trade deficit that one country has had with another country in the history of the planet.
Sadly, so far our trade deficit with China in 2012 is about 12 percent larger than it was last year.
So things are getting even worse.
To get an idea of how far things have come, let us take a look back at the 1980s for a moment.
Back in 1985, the U.S. trade deficit with China was only 6 million dollars for the entire year.
All of this imbalanced trade is absolutely killing us.
Today, the United States spends about 4 dollars on goods and services from China for every one dollar that China spends on goods and services from the United States.
So why doesn’t China buy more stuff from us?
Well, there are a whole lot of reasons. One of the main reasons is that they slap huge tariffs on many American-made goods.
For example, according to the New York Times a Jeep Grand Cherokee that costs $27,490 in the United States costs about $85,000 in China thanks to all the tariffs.
So why do we allow China to keep doing this to us?
That is a very good question.
Meanwhile, China is continually getting wealthier and we are continually getting poorer.
All of the money that is leaving this country and going to China could be going to U.S. businesses and U.S. workers instead. In turn, those businesses and workers would pay taxes on that money to support the government.
Instead, we have to go beg China to lend us the money that we just sent to them.
At this point, China now holds approximately 1.17 trillion dollars of U.S. government debt.
None of this ever had to happen.
But it did happen because we were stupid.
Now China has mountains of money to literally buy us up.
But China is not the only country that we have an imbalanced trading relationship with.
For example, the new “free trade agreement” between the United States and South Korea that Barack Obama has been touting went into full effect on March 15, 2012.
So how has that “free trade agreement” turned out so far? The following is from a recent article by Pat Buchanan….
The U.S. trade deficit with Korea tripled in one month. Imports from South Korea jumped 15 percent to $5.5 billion in April, while U.S. exports to South Korea fell 12 percent to $3.7 billion. Suddenly, the U.S. trade deficit with Seoul surged to an annual rate of $22 billion.
Shades of NAFTA. When it passed in 1993, we had a $1.6 billion trade surplus with Mexico. By 2010, our trade deficit with Mexico had reached $61.6 billion.
The truth is that these free trade agreements are not fair and balanced.
U.S. workers end up competing for jobs with workers in countries where it is legal to pay slave labor wages. And other countries often have far fewer rules and regulations to follow as well. In his recent article, Buchanan described why all Americans should be economic nationalists….
Unfortunately, both major political parties in the United States are absolutely married to the one world economic agenda that the elite are pushing.
Global free trade means U.S. workers compete with Asian and Latin American workers whose wages are a fraction of our own and whose benefits may be nonexistent. Global free trade means U.S factories that relocate to Indonesia or India need not observe U.S. laws on health, safety, pollution or paying a minimum wage.
Global free trade means that companies that move factories outside the United States can send their products back to the United States free of charge and undercut businessmen who retain their American workers and live within American laws.
Free trade makes suckers and fools out of patriots.
So we will continue to bleed wealth, businesses and jobs at an astounding pace.
You can get a really good idea of the horrific manufacturing job losses in the United States over the past 40 years by checking out this map right here.
Overall, the United States has lost a total of more than 56,000 manufacturing facilities since 2001.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, since 2001 America has lost approximately 2.8 million jobs due to our trade deficit with China alone.
There seems to be absolutely no concern with protecting American jobs these days.
If you can believe it, Chinese corporations are even building our bridges. The following is a brief excerpt from a recent ABC News article….
Americans need to start understanding that our trade deficit is causing us to lose massive numbers of businesses and jobs and that this is making us poorer as a nation.
In New York there is a $400 million renovation project on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge.
In California, there is a $7.2 billion project to rebuild the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland.
In Alaska, there is a proposal for a $190 million bridge project.
These projects sound like steps in the right direction, but much of the work is going to Chinese government-owned firms.
“When we subsidize jobs in China, we’re not creating any wealth in the United States,” said Scott Paul, executive director for the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
As I wrote about the other day, the median net worth of families in the United States declined “from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010” according to the Federal Reserve.
Even if you take away the effect of the housing collapse, household net worth still declined by 25 percent between 2005 and 2010.
A lot of that decline in wealth was due to the recent recession, but the point I am trying to make is that we are getting poorer as a nation.
A decade ago, the United States was ranked number one in average wealth per adult. By 2010, the United States had fallen to seventh.
And when you factor in our debts, we are a complete and total mess. U.S. consumers are more than 11 trillion dollars in debt and the federal government is nearly 16 trillion dollars in debt.
We are getting deeper in debt at the same time that our ability to service that debt is declining.
The reality is that our economy is completely falling apart and it no longer produces enough jobs for everyone.
In fact, it isn’t even close.
Right now there are about 3.7 workers that are “officially” unemployed for every single job opening.
So what we are doing right now is clearly not working.
We need to fundamentally change direction as a nation.
Unfortunately, that is not going to happen any time soon.
So where do we go from here?
Posted D34TH M3T4L 420 on 07 December 2011 - 06:53 PM
For all you GB and Clan Try Hards
Hopes this helps you guys out
Posted M4Nii4C FN on 20 November 2011 - 04:31 AM
These levels are fairly short and can be obtained in 4-6 games.
Primary- Favorite Assault rifle or Sub machine gun. (For me I use the m4a1 or the ump)
Secondary- I prefer a machine pistol (mp9) or if you want, use the rocket launcher (just be sure to take down enemy kill streaks)
Lethal- Personal Preference(Semtex)
Tactical- Personal Preference
Perk 1- Sleight of Hand (I always start out with SoH because the pro version is fairly easy and I'm always finding myself not being able to reload fast enough)
Perk 2- Quick Draw (Same as SoH, easy to get challenges)
Perk 3- Stalker or Marksman (I prefer stalker)
Kill streaks- Just use the support and pick the ones that don't require a bunch of kills
During the first 20 levels focus on getting as many kills as you can and going for the objectives.
At level 20 you unlock specialist, and there are a ton of challenges and xp to be earned from it.
Class setup: (Set up all your classes this way)
Primary- Set up each class with a different assault rifle or sub machine gun.
Secondary- Same as we used in levels 1-20
Lethal- Doesn't matter
Tactical- Doesn't matter
Perk 1- If you have most of the challenges for SoH, switch it to a different perk (I chose Blind Eye)
Perk 2- Hardline
Perk 3- Same as perk one, just switch to another perk if you have most of the challenges for the one you used from level 1-20
Kill streaks- Specialist. And pick any three that you like.
Now here is where the mass amount of xp is going to come from.
Use one class until you have 150 kills with that weapon, then switch to the next class and do the same, until you have done this with 3-4 of your favorite guns.
After getting 150 with the 3-4 you chose, now go back to the first one and get the challenge for 300 kills, do the same with the rest.
Again, go back to the first and get them all to 500 kills
By doing this you will receive up to Marksman VI, Mastery, and if you have prestiged then you will get Veteran I. The link at the bottom of the page has all the math and explains this in more detail.
Also use different weapon attachments and get the weapon challenges.
Next, with specialist and hardline equipped you get your first perk after 1 kill. And you will gain progress towards the specialist challenges. If you go to the specialist challenges you will see there is a challenge for every single perk. And all you have to do is earn it with specialist.
Use 1 perk and get the challenge for obtaining it a 150 times.
Then switch to another, and switch again at 150 times.
Keep doing this throughout level 80
This will get you a ton of xp for all the challenges. +the specialist bonus already helps rank up fast anyways.
As for the game types you play
If I am playing by myself I play kill confirmed or domination, just because I can get a ton of kills.
If you are playing with a squad play team tactical or demolition, you will get tons of kills and be able to go for the objective.
And here's a tip for a small amount of xp every now and then,
When an enemy calls in a helicopter or any kill streak that can be shot down. If you are shooting at it while your team mate emp's it or shoots it down with rockets, you will get the kill as well. This also helps for blind eye if you don't like carrying around a rocket on your back.
Posted iNFAMOUS on 11 April 2012 - 08:00 PM
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Posted Samcro FN on 12 June 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted mrxballoonhands on 11 June 2012 - 04:48 PM
The application, which would allow the white supremacy group to receive state recognition for cleaning up a one-mile portion of a highway, was filed by the International Keystone Knights of the KKK on May 21.
If the Georgia Department of Transportation accepts the application, the KKK would be responsible for cleaning litter on a part of Georgia State Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains near the North Carolina border.
"All we want to do is adopt a highway," said April Chambers, the chapter's secretary. "We're not doing it for publicity. We're doing it to keep the mountains beautiful. People throwing trash out on the side of the road ... that ain't right."
Jill Goldberg, a Georgia DOT spokeswoman, confirmed the application but said, "the department is deferring comment beyond that, however, until a resolution is determined."
DOT officials will discuss the matter Monday with representatives from the state attorney general's office, she said.
Chambers told CNN she didn't know anything about that meeting but said the group is supposed to meet with the DOT at some point. State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta, has been working against the group's adoption application, she said.
"We're not racists," Chambers said Monday. "We just want to be with white people. If that's a crime, then I don't know. It's all right to be black and Latino and proud, but you can't be white and proud. I don't understand it."
Georgia has been participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program for more than 20 years. The program provides advertising for sponsors who agree to clean a stretch of road.
"Any civic-minded organization, business, individual, family, city, county, state, or federal agency is welcome to volunteer in the Georgia Adopt-A-Highway program," the DOT website says.
There is no charge to sponsors, Goldberg said. "We provide the safety vest and materials to collect the trash. We provide what's needed to do the program ... their contribution is the labor."
Chambers said the group is more than 100 strong. "We have a lot of support," she said.
"I don't see why we can't (adopt the stretch of highway)," she said. "Would it be any different if it was the Black Panthers or something? Someone always has some kind of race card."
On its website, the International Keystone Knights of the KKK says it is "fed up with the Federal tyranny and oppression of Reconstruction, and the time was ripe for Clandestine Armed Resistance."
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, lists the KKK as "the most infamous -- and oldest -- of American hate groups."
"Over the years since it was formed in December 1865, the Klan has typically seen itself as a Christian organization, although in modern times Klan groups are motivated by a variety of theological and political ideologies," the law center's website says.
"We're not a hate group," Chambers insisted Monday. "We don't hate anybody. We're just white people that want to stick with white people. The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) wants to stick with black people. Just because I'm white, I can't stick with my own group?"
Posted mrxballoonhands on 11 June 2012 - 04:54 PM
The first of its kind in the United States, the law was adopted after the state Supreme Court went too far in one of its rulings last year, according to supporters. The case in question involved a man who assaulted an officer during a domestic violence call. The court ruled that there was “no right to reasonably resist unlawful entry by police officers.”
The National Rifle Association lobbied for the new law, arguing that the court decision had legalized police to commit unjustified entries.
Tim Downs, president of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police, which opposed the legislation, said the law could open the way for people who are under the influence or emotionally distressed to attack officers in their homes.
“It’s just a recipe for disaster,” Downs told Bloomberg. “It just puts a bounty on our heads.”
Posted iNFAMOUS on 11 May 2012 - 12:34 AM
The Ultimate Guide for Anonymous and Secure Internet Usage v1.0.1
Table of Contents:
1. Obtaining Tor Browser
2. Using and Testing Tor Browser for the first time
3. Securing Your Hard Drive
4. Setting up TrueCrypt, Encrypted Hidden Volumes
5. Testing TrueCrypt Volumes
6. Securing your Hard Disk
7. Temporarily Securing Your Disk, Shredding Free Space
8. Installing VirtualBox
9. Installing a Firewall
10. Firewall Configuration
11. Installing Ubuntu
12. Ubuntu Initial Setup
13. Installing Guest Additions
14. Installing IRC (Optional)
15. Installing Torchat (Optional)
16. Creating TOR-Only Internet Environment
17. General Daily Usage
By the time you are finished reading and implementing this guide, you will be able to securely and anonymously browse any website and to do so anonymously. No one not even your ISP or a government agent will be able to see what you are doing online. If privacy and anonymity is important to you, then you owe it to yourself to follow the instructions that are presented here.
In order to prepare this guide for you, I have used a computer that is running Windows Vista. This guide will work equally well for other versions of Windows. If you use a different operating system, you may need to have someone fluent in that operating system guide you through this process. However, most parts of the process are easily duplicated in other operating systems.
I have written this guide to be as newbie friendly as possible. Every step is fully detailed and explained. I have tried to keep instructions explicit as possible. This way, so long as you patiently follow each step, you will be just fine.
In this guide from time to time you will be instructed to go to certain URLs to download files. You do NOT need TOR to get these files, and using TOR (while possible) will make these downloads very slow. This guide may appear overwhelming. Every single step is explained thoroughly and it is just a matter of following along until you are done. Once you are finished, you will have a very secure setup and it will be well worth the effort. Even though the guide appears huge, this whole process should take at the most a few hours. You can finish it in phases over the course of several days.
It is highly recommended that you close *ALL* applications running on your computer before starting.
=== 1 : Obtaining Tor Browser ===
TOR works by heavily encrypting your communications so that no observer can see what website you are really going to, and what information is really being sent. It all appears as a bunch of random characters to any observer. You simply use the TOR web browser just as you use any other web browser. TOR takes care of the rest.
The second issue is that of human error. Even if you have TOR installed, you may accidentally forget which browser to put in a link. You may also accidentally click on a link from another program, such as a chat program. That program might then load the link you clicked on into a non-TOR browser. When you are using TOR, you must be careful *constantly* that every link goes into the right browser, and that you do not accidentally click the wrong link.
So then, let's begin. Obtaining the TOR Browser is easy. Simply go to the following website:
Once here, you may feel free to read more about what TOR is and how it works, or you may proceed to immediately download TOR.
Here is how to do so:
1. Click on "Download TOR", or "Download".
2. You will see text that says, "The Tor Browser Bundle contains everything you ned ... Just extract it and run. Learn more >>
3. Click on this "Learn more" link. for the "Tor Browser Bundle"
4. Assuming you are an English speaker, you would choose the top-most link "English (en-US)". Otherwise, pick the language best suited to you.
5. The file being saved will be named: tor-browser-1.3.18_en-US.exe
It is ok if the number is not exactly 1.3.18, there are new versions of Tor from time to time. At the time that this guide was written, 1.3.18 was most current. By the time you are reading this, a more current version of TOR may exist.
6. Run this file.
7. You will be prompted to extract this to a directory. By default, it will be set to C:\Users\You\Downloads\ This is perfectly ok. You can also choose a different directory if you wish.
8. Click "Extract"
That's it. TOR Browser is NOW installed. Time to test it out!
=== 2 : Using and Testing Tor Browser for the first time ===
Now, locate the folder called "Downloads" and double click on it.
Now, inside the "Downloads" folder, double click on the folder called "Tor Browser".
Lastly, double click on the application: "Start Tor Browser"
When you do, you will see the Vidalia Control Panel appear, and you will observe as you connect to the TOR network. When this is complete, your web browser will open up and will automatically connect to the web address: check.torproject.org
This is to confirm that you are in fact using TOR. If you have followed this guide correctly, then you will see the following green text, or something similar:
"Congratulations. Your browser is configured to use Tor."
Now you can use this web browser the same as any other. You can go to any website you wish, and neither your ISP or anyone else will be able to see where you are going, or what you are doing. However, there are still issues that need to be resolved, so don't begin browsing just yet.
******* IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE *********
If you fill out a form containing your email address, your name, or any other sensitive information while using the TOR browser, be aware that sometimes it is possible for an observer to see that information. When using TOR, use it to access websites and content that you are *not* connected to via your real identity or any username or nick name which links to your real identity. Let TOR be for anonymous browsing solely. Do your online banking, or any other activities involving your real identity using your normal web browser.
=== 3 : Securing Your Hard Drive ===
If you save *anything* to your computer's harddrive, then it is possible for someone who has confiscated your computer to determine what it was you saved. This is often true even if you delete the content. For example, suppose I use the Tor Browser and I navigate to a website containing a sensitive document that I wish to read. If I saved that document somewhere on my harddrive, then it is possible for someone else to find it. If I *delete* that document, it may still be possible for someone to undelete it.
Further, even if I never save it to my harddrive but I simply look at it using my word processing software, it may still be saved in a number of ways including:
1. Often programs keep records of filenames. The filename alone is often enough to incriminate someone.
2. Often programs keep parts of the content viewed saved for various reasons, such as for searching. This can include random excerpts of text, thumbnails of images, and more. Often this "partial" data is more than enough to prove what the original data was. Often the "partial" data is itself incriminating.
3. Sometimes, especially if you are running low on system memory, your operating system may choose to use your hard-disk as a temporary RAM. This is known as "SWAP". Normally, whenever you turn off your computer, whatever was in RAM is deleted. However, the data that goes to your SWAP may persist and it may be possible for someone to see what content you had open in your programs if that information is saved in RAM.
Generally speaking, you *must* have a plan to secure any content that is saved to your hard disk. Therefore, this guide would be incomplete if we did not thoroughly address this. First, there are two kinds of such content:
1. Deliberately saved content.
2. Inadvertently saved content.
Deliberately saved content refers to content that you have chosen to save on your harddisk so that you can access this content later. We will address how to do this later in the guide.
Inadvertently saved content refers to content that is saved by programs you use, or your operating system. You have no way to even know what this content might be. Therefore, this is the most dangerous. You may browse and find a dozen sensitive documents, utterly delete them, and some program may have saved the file names and excerpts of the data. This will render your previous efforts futile.
Content that is inadvertently saved to your harddisk comes in two flavors:
1. Content that is saved to your SWAP space.
2. Content that is saved by applications running on your computer,
including your operating system.
The surest way to prevent content from writing to your SWAP space is to disable your SWAP space altogether. This may result in your computer running a bit slower than normal, and may mean that you cannot use ram intensive games and applications during the time your SWAP is disabled.
Therefore, if you use this method, simply turn back on the SWAP when you want to use those ram intensive applications. Also, you may choose not to take this step.
Here is how to disable your swap space if you are using Windows 7:
*** ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. SKIP THIS IF YOU ARE NOVICE OR UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THIS OPERATION ***
*This step is recommended for advanced users only. If you are not comfortable doing this, you may safely skip this step.*
Instructions are less verbose than usual, as these steps are intended for advanced users only. If you do not fully understand these instructions, skip this step.
1. From Control Panel, go to "System and Security".
2. Click on "System", and then choose "Advanced system settings" in the left-most menu.
3. Under the "Advanced" tab, under "Performance", click "Settings".
4. Under this "Advanced" tab, under "Virtual Memory", click "Change"
5. Uncheck "Automatically manage paging file sizes for all drives"
6. Select "No paging file"
7. Save, reboot, and follow these same first 5 steps to confirm that "No paging file" is still selected. This means that you have successfully disabled your swap. This means that *nothing* from RAM will be inadvertently saved to your harddrive.
To resume using SWAP again, simply click "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives." You can switch between these two modes as you desire.
Generally speaking, your computer will run fine without a swap file, provided you have enough RAM.
*** END OF ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONS ***
The next issue we need to address is how to prevent applications and/or your operating system from saving content inadvertently that you do not want saved. For this, we are going to set up a "Virtual Machine".
A "Virtual Machine" is like a computer inside of your computer. Everything you do inside the Virtual Machine (vm for short) will be fully contained within itself and no one will be able to see what the vm has been doing. Ideally, you want *ALL* of your sensitive computer usage of any kind, TOR or NON TOR,
to take place within a vm. In this way, you can keep everything private that you wish while still using your computer fully and getting the most out of it.
Don't be afraid of this sounds complicated. This guide will take you through every step slowly and methodically. Before we can set up a vm however, we need to take another step.
=== 4 : Setting up TrueCrypt, Encrypted Hidden Volumes ===
The best such system for this is called "True Crypt". "True Crypt" is an encryption software program which allows you to store many files and directories inside of a single file on your harddrive. Further, this file is encrypted and no one can actually see what you have saved there unless they know your password.
This sounds extremely high tech, but it is actually very easy to set up. We are going to do so, right now:
1. Go to http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads (or go to www.truecrypt.org, and click on "Downloads")
2. Under "Latest Stable Version", under "Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000", click "Download"
3. The file will be called "True Crypt Setup 7.0a.exe" or something similar. Run this file.
4. If prompted that a program needs your permission to continue, click "Continue".
5. Check "I accept and agree to be bound by these license terms"
6. Click "Accept"
7. Ensure that "Install" is selected, and click "Next"
8. click "Install"
9. You will see a dialog stating "TrueCrypt has been successfully installed." Click "Ok"
10. Click "No" when asked if you wish to view the tutorial/user's guide.
11. Click "Finish"
At this point, TrueCrypt is now installed. Now we will set up truecrypt so that we can begin using it to store sensitive information.
1. Click the "Windows Logo"/"Start" button on the lower left corner of your screen.
2. Click "All Programs"
3. Click "TrueCrypt"
4. Click the "TrueCrypt" application
And now we can begin:
1. click the button "Create Volume"
2. Ensuring that "Create an encrypted file container" is selected, click "Next"
3. Select "Hidden TrueCrypt volume" and click "Next".
4. Ensuring that "Normal mode" is selected, click "Next"
5. Click on "Select File"
Note which directory you are in on your computer. Look at the top of the dialog that has opened and you will see the path you are in, most likely the home directory for your username. An input box is provided with a flashing cursor asking you to type in a file name. Here, you will type in the following filename:
random.txt You may of course replace random.txt with anything you like. This file is going to be created and will be used to store many other files inside. Do NOT use a filename for a file that already exists. The idea here is that you are creating an entirely new file.
It is also recommended though not required that you "hide" this file somewhere less obvious. If it is in your home directory, then someone who has access to your computer may find it easier. You can also choose to put this file on any other media, it doesn't have to be your hard disk. You could for example save your truecrypt file to a usb flash drive, an sd card, or some other media. It is up to you.
6. Once you have typed in the file name, click "Save"
7. Make sure "Never save history" is checked.
8. Click "Next"
9. On the "Outer Volume" screen, click "Next" again.
10. The default Encryption Algorithm and Hash Algorithm are fine. Click "Next"
11. Choose a file size.
In order to benefit the most from this guide, you should have at least 10 gigabytes of free disk space. If not, then it is worth it for you to purchase some form of media (such as a removable harddrive, a large sd card, etc.) in order to proceed. TrueCrypt can be used on all forms of digital media not just your hard disk. If you choose to proceed without obtaining at least ten gigabytes of disk space, then select a size that you are comfortable with (such as 100 MB).
Ideally, you want to choose enough space to work with. I recommend 20 GB at least. Remember that if you do need more space later, you can always create additional TrueCrypt volumes using exactly these same steps.
12. Now you are prompted for a password. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
*** READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY ***
The password you choose here is a decoy password. That means, this is the password you would give to someone under duress. Suppose that someone suspects that you were accessing sensitive information and they threaten to beat you or worse if you do not reveal the password.
THIS is the password that you give to them. When you give someone this password, it will be nearly impossible for them to prove that it is not the RIGHT password. Further, they cannot even know that there is a second password.
Here are some tips for your password:
A. Choose a password you will NEVER forget. It may be ten years from now that you need it. Make it simple, like your birthday repeated three times.
B. Make sure it seems reasonable, that it appears to be a real password. If the password is something stupid like "123" then they may not believe you.
C. Remember that this is a password that you would give to someone if forced. It is *NOT* your actual password.
D. Do not make this password too similar to what you plan to really use. You do not want someone to guess your main password from this one.
And with all of this in mind, choose your password. When you have typed it in twice, click "Next".
13. "Large Files", here you are asked whether or not you plan to store files larger than 4 GIGABYTES.
Choose "No" and click "Next"
14. "Outer Volume Format", here you will notice some random numbers and letters next to where it says "Random Pool". Go ahead and move your mouse around for a bit. This will increase the randomness and give you better encryption. After about ten seconds of this, click "Format".
15. Depending on the file size you selected, it will take some time to finish formatting.
"What is happening?"
TrueCrypt is creating the file you asked it to, such as "random.txt". It is building a file system contained entirely within that one file. This file system can be used to store files, directories, and more. Further, it is encrypting this file system in such a way that without the right password it will be impossible for anyone to access it. To *anyone* other than you, this file will appear to be just a mess of random characters. No one will even know that it is a truecrypt volume.
16. "Outer Volume Contents", click on the button called, "Open Outer Volume"
An empty folder has opened up. This is empty because you have yet to put any files into your truecrypt volume.
*** *** DO NOT PUT ANY SENSITIVE CONTENT HERE *** ***
This is the "Decoy". This is what someone would see if you gave them the password you used in the previous step. This is NOT where you are going to store your sensitive data. If you have been forced into a situation where you had to reveal your password to some individual, then that individual will see whatever is in this folder. You need to have data in this folder that appears to be sensitive enough to be protected by truecrypt in order to fool them. Here are some important tips to keep in mind:
A. Do NOT use porn. Adult models can sometimes appear to be underaged, and this can cause you to incriminate yourself unintentionally.
B. Do NOT use drawings/renderings/writings of porn. In many jurisdictions, these are just as illegal as photographs.
C. Good choices for what to put here include: backups of documents, emails, financial documents, etc.
D. Once you have placed files into this folder, *NEVER* place any more files in the future. Doing so may damage your hidden content.
Generally, you want to store innocent data where some individual looking at it would find no cause against you, and yet at the same time they would understand why you used TrueCrypt to secure that data.
Now, go ahead and find files and store them in this folder. Be sure that you leave at least ten gigabytes free. The more the better.
When you are all done copying files into this folder, close the folder by clicking the "x" in the top right corner.
17. click "Next"
18. If prompted that "A program needs your permission to continue", click "Continue"
19. "Hidden Volume", click "Next"
20. The default encryption and hash algorithms are fine, click "Next"
21. "Hidden Volume Size", the maximum available space is indicated in bold below the text box. Round down to the nearest full unit. For example, if 19.97 GB is available, select 19 GB. If 12.0 GB are available, select 11 GB.
22. If a warning dialog comes up, asking "Are you sure you wish to continue", select "Yes"
23. "Hidden Volume Password"
*** IMPORTANT READ THIS ***
Here you are going to select the REAL password. This is the password you will NEVER reveal to ANYONE else under any circumstances. Only you will know it. No one will be able to figure it out or even know that there is a second password. Be aware that an individual intent on obtaining your sensitive information may lie to you and claim to be able to figure this out. They cannot.
It is HIGHLY recommended that you choose a 64 character password here. If it is difficult to remember a 64 character password, choose an 8 character password and simply repeat it 8 times. A date naturally has exactly 8 numbers, and a significant date in your life repeated 8 times would do just fine.
24. Type in your password twice, and click "Next"
25. "Large Files", select "Yes" and click "Next".
26. "Hidden Volume Format", as before move your mouse around for about ten seconds randomly, and then click "Format".
27. If prompted "A program needs your permission to continue", select "Continue"
28. A dialog will come up telling you that the hidden TrueCrypt volume has been successfully created. Click "Ok"
29. Click "Exit"
Congratulations! You have just set up an encrypted file container on your hard drive. Anything you store here will be inaccessible to anyone except you. Further, you have protected this content with TWO passwords. One that you will give to someone under threat, and one that only you will know. Keep your real password well protected and never write it down or give it to anyone else for any reason. Now, we should test BOTH passwords.
=== 5. Testing TrueCrypt Volumes ===
1. Click "Select File..."
2. Locate the file you created in the last section, most likely called "random.txt" or something similar. Remember that even though there is both an outer and a hidden volume, both volumes are contained in a single file. There are not two files, only one.
3. Click "Open"
4. Choose a drive letter that you are not using (anything past M is probably just fine). Click on that, For example click on "O:" to highlight it.
5. Click "Mount"
6. Now you are prompted for a password. Read the below carefully:
The password you provide here will determine WHICH volume is mounted to the drive letter you specified. If you type in your decoy password, then O:\ will show all the files and directories you copied that you would reveal if forced. If you type in your real password, then O:\ will show the files and directories that you never intend anyone to see.
7. After successfully typing in your password, you will see additional detail to the right of the drive letter, including the full path to the file you selected as well as the kind of volume it is (for example, hidden).
8. Right click on your "Windows Logo"/"Start Menu" icon, and scroll down to the bottom where you can see your different drive letters. You will see the drive letter you selected, for example: "Local Disk (O:)". Click on that.
9. If you selected your decoy password, you will see all the files and folders that you moved there during the installation phase. If you selected the real password, you will see whatever files and directories you have placed so far into the hidden volume, if any.
If you selected your hidden volume password, you may now begin moving any sensitive information you wish. Be aware that simply moving it from your main hard disk is not enough. We will discuss how to ensure deleted data is actually deleted later in the guide.
"What is happening?"
When you select a file and mount it to a drive, you are telling your computer that you have a new drive with files and folders on it. It is the same thing as if you had plugged in a usb flash drive, a removable harddrive, or an sd card into your computer. TrueCrypt causes your computer to think that there is an entirely new disk drive on your computer. You can use this disk drive just as if it *was* actually a usb flash drive. You can copy files to it, directories, and use it just as you would use a usb flash drive.
When you are done, simply close all open windows/folders/applications that are using your truecrypt drive letter, and then click "Dismount" from within TrueCrypt while you have the drive letter highlighted. This will once again hide all of this data, accessible only by re-mounting it with the correct password.
*** VERY IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ***
When a true crypt hidden volume is mounted, someone who has access to your computer can access anything that is inside that hidden volume. If for example you left your computer running while a truecrypt volume was mounted, then if someone gained access to your computer they would be able to see everything you have in that volume. Therefore:
*** ALWAYS REMEMBER TO DISMOUNT ANY TRUECRYPT VOLUME CONTAINING ANY SENSITIVE INFORMATION WHEN YOU ARE NOT USING YOUR COMPUTER ***
You can tell that it is dismounted because the drive letter inside of "TrueCrypt"'s control panel will appear the same as all of the other drive letters, with no information to the right of the drive letter.
You should practice Mounting and Dismounting a few times with both passwords to make sure you understand this process.
Once you have copied files/folders into the hidden volume, do *NOT* touch the files or folders in the outer volume anymore. Remember that both volumes occupy the same single file, and therefore changing the outer volume can damage the hidden volume. Once you have copied files/folders into the outer volume during the installation process, that is the last time you should do so. From that point forward, use ONLY the hidden volume. The outer volume exists only as a decoy if you need it.
=== 6. Securing your Disk ===
If you cannot do this step immediately, then see section 7.
At this point you should understand how to create and use TrueCrypt hidden volumes in order to safeguard any sensitive information.
Therefore, you should *NOT* keep any such sensitive information on your hard disk. At this stage, there are two possibilities:
1. You have never had any sensitive information on your hard disk. In this case, read this section but you can certainly skip it.
2. Up until now, you have stored sensitive information on your hard disk. If so, then you MUST read this section.
If you have ever used this computer to access sensitive information, then all of the security and precautions in the world are totally useless and futile because all someone has to do is access what is left of that sensitive information. I cannot stress this enough.
You can have the most secure TrueCrypt volumes, use TOR, and be the safest most secure user in the world. If you have not made sure that *ALL* remnants of any sensitive information are UTTERLY REMOVED from your hard disk, then all of that effort is totally pointless. You MUST take these actions to safeguard your hard disk, or otherwise you might as well throw away this guide and follow none of the advice herein.
First, I understand that it is troublesome to have to re-format a computer, to back everything up, and reinstall everything. However, if you have ever had sensitive information on your machine, that is what you have to do. Take the following steps:
1. Obtain a removable harddrive or usb flash drive large enough to store anything you need to save.
2. Set up a truecrypt hidden volume on that harddrive big enough to hold all of that information.
3. Set up the truecrypt outer volume as in the previous section. Use the previous section as a guide if you need to.
4. Be sure you the hidden volume will have enough space to store all that you are backing up.
5. Copy ALL data you need to back up/save into that hidden volume.
*** IMPORTANT, READ THIS ***
If you have ever used this system to access sensitive information, then you must assume that the sensitive information or remnants of it can be *anywhere* on your hard disk. Therefore, you need to move *EVERYTHING* you intend to save into the hidden truecrypt container. You do not know where sensitive data might be, so you are assuming it can be anywhere. This way you still have ALL of your data and you have lost nothing.
A good analogy is toxic waste. You don't know which barrel might contain the toxic waste, so you treat *ALL* the barrels as potentially toxic. This is the surest way you can protect yourself.
You might be saying, "I have family photos, music, movies that I would have to move to the hidden volume." That is perfectly fine. Remember that you can access that hidden volume just as if it was a drive letter. In fact, ideally, *ALL* of the content on your computer (assuming you value your privacy) should be protected anyways. You lose nothing by securing all of that data.
6. Once you have copied everything you intend to copy. dismount your hidden volume, reboot your computer, and re-mount your hidden volume to make sure everything is there.
7. Now it is time to re-format your entire hard drive. Re-install your operating system of choice (such as Windows 7), and start with a clean slate.
8. Once you have reinstalled your operating system from scratch, follow sections one through five of this guide to reach this point, and then proceed.
=== 7. Temporarily Securing Your Disk, Shredding Free Space ===
If you are 100% sure that sensitive information has never been accessed using this computer, then you can safely skip this and the previous step.
If you are not prepared to take the actions in the previous step yet, then you should follow the steps in this section until you can. However, you MUST eventually take the actions in step six above. Do not assume you can find/delete all sensitive content. Lists of filenames, image thumbnails, random data, and more *ARE* sitting on your hard disk. Someone who knows how to find it, WILL. That will render all of your other precautions totally futile.
As soon as you can, follow the instructions in step six.
Meanwhile, here is how you can temporarily safeguard yourself until you are able to follow those instructions.
1. Go through your hard disk folder by folder, deleting (or moving to a truecrypt hidden volume) any files that you believe are sensitive/risky.
2. When you are totally sure that you have deleted all such files, go to the following URL: http://www.fileshredder.org
3. Scroll down and look for the button called "Download File Shredder" -- do NOT click any other button, as the page may have ads on it that appear to be download links.
4. Save the file.
5. Run the file, most likely titled: file_shredder_setup.exe
6. "Welcome to the File Shredder Setup Wizard", Click "Next"
7. Select "I accept the agreement" and click "Next"
8. It will choose where to install it, click "Next"
9. Click "Next" again when prompted for the Start Menu folder.
10. "Select Additional Tasks", Click "Next" again
11. Click "Install"
12. Ensuring that "Launch File Shredder" is checked, click "Finish"
13. You should now notice that "File Shredder" is running. You should see the program in your task bar. Click on it to bring up the control panel if it is not up already.
14. On the left is a link that says "Shred Free Disk Space", click it.
15. Choose the drive letter for your hard disk, typically C:\, as well as any other drives you wish to shred the free space.
16. under "Select Secure Algorithm", select "Secure Erasing Algorithm with 7 passes" and click "Next"
17. Click "Start"
This will take some time to finish. Once you have finished shredding your free disk space, it will be impossible or nearly impossible for someone to find one of your deleted files and piece it back together to see what it once was. However, this is NOT enough.
Keep in mind that there may still be records of the filenames that were deleted, partial data from those files, image thumbnails, and more that may be enough to incriminate you. This is only a temporary step you have taken, and you absolutely must take the actions in step 6 above in order to be truly safe.
=== 8. Installing VirtualBox ===
You will have a setup that is so secure as to be virtually impossible to break.
1. First, go to the following URL: http://www.virtualbox.org
2. Select "Downloads" in the menu on the left
3. Under "VirtualBox platform packages" is "VirtualBox 4.0.4 for Windows Hosts", next to that is "x86/amd64". Click that.
4. Save the file. It should be titled similar to: "VirtualBox-4.0.4-7011-Win.exe
5. Run the file.
6. "Welcome to the Oracle VM... Setup Wizard", Click "Next"
7. click "Next"
8. Click "Next"
9. "Warning: Network Interfaces", click "Yes" but be aware that your internet connection will be temporarily reset for a few seconds.
10. Click "Install"
11. A dialog saying "A program needs your permission to continue" may appear, click "Continue".
12. One or more dialogs asking if you want to install "device software" may come up, select "Install" each time.
13. Optionally check the box "Always trust software from Oracle Corporation."
14. "Oracle VM... installation is complete", Click "Finish" ensuring that "Start Oracle VM after installation" is checked.
Now we have the software we need in order to set up and run virtual machines. On your task bar to the far right, you should notice VirtualBox running. Click on the "VirtualBox" icon if needed in order to bring the VirtualBox control panel into view.
Now it is time to set up a virtual machine. For this, we need to obtain two files. Operating systems, such as windows, are typically installed using a cd or dvd. You put the cd or dvd into your computer, you boot it up, and you follow the instructions in order to install the operating system. Virtual machines work similarly. Before we can use a virtual machine, we have to install an operating system on it.
However, we are *NOT* going to use Windows! We are going to use Linux. Do not be afraid if you have no experience using Linux. I assure you that this will prove to be painless. We actually need two different linux operating systems in order to have a secure system. Before we go through the steps of setting this up, I want to describe to you what we are doing.
Remember earlier in the guide I explained that one of the downsides to using Tor Browser from your main computer is that you might accidentally put a link into a non-Tor browser. The problem with your computer right now is that you can access tor sites, or non-tor sites equally well. That means that you have to be extremely careful to ensure that you are using Tor.
An analogy would be to say that you are typing on a keyboard with red and green keys. You have to be careful to only hit the green keys. If you accidentally hit a red key, then you could compromise your security and anonymity. That is *not* a good position to be in. The purpose of setting up a virtual machine is to make certain that you cannot accidentally reveal your identity or compromise your security.
The computer you are using now has two ways of accessing the internet: TOR, and Non-TOR.
The virtual machine we are setting up however will only be able to access the internet using TOR. No other way period. That means that no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try, you will NOT be able to accidentally access any website except through TOR. This *guarantees* that whatever you do on that virtual machine is going to be through TOR.
So how do we achieve this? There are a number of ways to do so. The method presented in this guide is not the only good way, however I do believe that it is both easy to set up and also friendly to users who may not have a great deal of RAM.
First, we are going to set up two different virtual machines. One of them will exist for the sole purpose of making sure that the other one does not accidentally connect to the internet except through TOR. This virtual machine requires very little. You will not be using it for anything. It will simply act as a gatekeeper to ensure that the other Virtual Machine is safe.
The second virtual machine will be what you use for internet browsing, chatting, etc. This virtual machine will be configure d in such a way that it can only use TOR and nothing else. The way we will achieve this is to force this second virtual machine to go through the first virtual machine for all internet connections.
Do not worry if this seems complicated. As with the rest of this guide, I am going to walk you through step by step exactly what to do.
First, we have to obtain the operating systems we will need. In this case, we are going to use "Damn Small Linux" (yes that is it's real name) for the firewall and we are going to use "Ubuntu" for the main system. The advantage to using "Damn Small Linux" is that we only need 32 MB of ram and no disk sapce to have an effective firewall.
Let's set up the firewall first:
=== 9. Installing a Firewall ===
2. Scroll down until you see a link that says "Download"
3. Under "Current Full Mirror List", click any that work. Some may not work at any given time. If one doesn't work, simply hit back on your browser and try another one.
4. At the time of this guide, the following url worked: ftp://ftp.is.co.za/linux/distributions/ ... l/current/
5. Go to the "current" directory if not already in it.
6. Click on the file called: dsl-4.4.10.iso -- If you cannot find this file, choose the file closet to it. A higher version number is fine. The file will probably be about 50 MB
7. The file should take about 5-10 minutes to download based on your connection. IF THE ABOVE STEPS WORKED FOR YOU, SKIP THIS MINI-SECTION
If you had trouble with the above steps, read this mini-section
With mirrors, it is often the case that a particular mirror site doesn't work. At the time of this writing, several mirrors worked. I am providing ( detailed instructions for each mirror.
Above I have already provided instructions for the mirror ftp://ftp.is.co.za
Go to this URL, and under "Subdirectories" click on "current"
if available, select the file called "current.iso" (provided the file is at least 49 MB in size) If not, then choose the closest file to dsl-4.4.10.iso, a higher version # is fine.
go to "current" directory, obtain either "current.iso" (if 49 MB or higher) or find file closest to "dsl-4.4.10.iso")
go to "current" directory, obtain either "current.iso" (if 49 MB or higher) or find file closest to "dsl-4.4.10.iso")
At this point, you should have the file either "current.iso" or "dsl-4.4.10.iso" (or something similar) fully downloaded and saved into your Downloads directory.
Now, go ahead and open up VirtualBox again, most likely by clicking it on the task bar.
8. Click "New" at the top left, an icon that resembles a many-pointed round star.
9. "Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard", click "Next"
10. "VM Name and OS Type": Under "Name" type in: Firewall
11. For Operating System, choose "Linux"
12. For "Version", choose: "Other Linux"
13. Click "Next"
14. "Memory", select "32 MB" and click Next
15. "Virtual Hard Disk", Uncheck "Boot Hard Disk" and click "Next"
16. If a Warning dialog appears, click "Continue"
17. Click "Finish"
18. Now you will notice "Firewall, Powered Off" visible in your VirtualBox control panel. Make sure it is highlighted (it should be) and then right click it, and select "Settings".
19. Select "Network" in the menu to the left.
20. Click on the "Adapter 2" tab.
21. Check "Enable Network Adapter" and next to where it says "Attached to", select "Internal Network" from the pulldown menu.
22. Click "Ok" at the bottom.
23. Once again, right click "Firewall, Powered Off" and select "Start"
24. Check "Do not show this message again" and click "Ok". This is just letting you know that the "RIGHT CTRL KEY" on your keyboard is the "control" key for this virtual machine.
25. "Welcome to the First Run Wizard", click "Next"
26. "Select Installation Media", under "Media Source" is a pull down menu. To the immediate right of that pull down menu is an icon with a folder. Click that folder icon.
27. Locate "current.iso" or "dsl-4.4.10.iso" (or the similar file name) that you downloaded. When located, click "Open". It is likely in the "Downloads" directory of your home folder.
28. Click "Next"
29. Click "Finish"
Now the virtual machine will start to boot up. Simply wait... (This may take up to 5 minutes.)
30. One or more new dialogs may come up saying "VirtualBox Information", just click "Do not show this message again" and click "Ok"
After a few minutes, the booting will finish and you will be looking at the desktop for your firewall virtual machine. To the right of the window you will see some stats that look something like this:
Up: 0 k/s - Down: 0 k/s
CPU Usage: 10%
RAM Usage: 16.2MB/28.8MB
Congratulations! You now have a firewall running. Now we will set up this firewall to protect you so that you can safely use TOR from your main virtual machine.
=== 10. Firewall Configuration ===
I need to talk about the mouse first. This particular virtual machine as well as your main operating system (windows) both want control of your mouse. Both cannot have control of your mouse at the same time however.
Therefore, you have to choose whether the mouse will be
used by your virtual machine, or by Windows. When you click into your virtual machine, it has the effect of passing control of the mouse to the virtual machine. That means you cannot move your mouse cursor past the boundaries of that virtual machine. In order to give mouse control back to windows, enabling you to move your mouse cursor anywhere, simply press the right ctrl key on your keyboard. That is to say, you have two ctrl keys. One on the left of your keyboard, and one on the right. Press the ctrl key that is on the right of your keyboard. This will give mouse control back to windows.
Practice this a bit. Practice clicking into the window, moving the mouse cursor around, pressing right ctrl, and moving the windows mouse cursor around. Get the feel of it.
You should see a window that looks something like a web browser, with some text in it including words such as "Getting Started with DSL". First, close that window.
If your mouse is not working, read this mini-section.
First, click inside the window that your virtual machine is running in. Now try moving your mouse cursor. If you do not see the mouse cursor moving around, then press RIGHT CTRL + I. Now move your mouse cursor again. If you notice that you are moving your "main" mouse cursor over the window, but you do not see the "DSL" black mouse cursor moving, then click again into that window. If you do this a few times, you should notice that the mouse begins to work. You may have to press RIGHT CTRL+I a couple of times to get the mouse to work.
1. Once the mouse is working inside of your virtual machine, go ahead and close the window entitled "Getting Started with DSL"
If you cannot see the full virtual machine window, for example because your screen resolution is set so that some of the window goes too low, read this mini-section.
First, press RIGHT CTRL+I until you have your main windows white mouse cursor back. Now, click on "Machine" in the menu at the top of the window.
Select "Switch to Scale Mode"
Now you will have converted your firewall window to a smaller size, and you will be able to resize it. You may need to press "right ctrl" to get a windows mouse cursor which you will need in order to resize this window. Now simply resize it to the size that works for you, and then click into the window to be able to use the black mouse cursor inside the virtual machine. I recommend you maximize this window to make sure you can read everything clearly.
2. Right click anywhere on the desktop, go to System (a red folder), go to Daemons, ssh, and start.
3. Right click again anywhere on the desktop, go to XShells -> Root Access -> Transparent
4. Now you have a window that you can type in. Type exactly as shown below into this window, and hit enter:
Once you type this and hit enter, it will ask you for a password. This is a password for full access to the firewall. Make it at least 8 characters in size.
*** IMPORTANT: Do not forget your firewall password. You will need it later in the guide. ***
When you have successfully changed your password, it will say "Password changed."
5. Now type exactly as shown below, into the same window:
ifconfig eth1 10.0.3.1
6. It will not say anything after you hit enter, it will just return you back to the prompt.
Now our firewall server is ready. We want to save this state so that we can get back to it easy in the future.
Press RIGHT CTRL+S
7. Now you will be looking at a window that says "Take Snapshot of Virtual Machine". Just click "Ok"
8. Now, let's test this out to confirm it works as we expect. Go ahead and close the virtual machine by clicking the "X" in the top right corner. A menu will come up. Select "Power off the machine" and click ok. Do NOT check the box called "Restore current snapshot".
And now you should be once again at the VirtualBox manager. You will see „Firewall(Shapshot 1), Powered Off"
9. Make sure that "Firewall (Snapshot 1), Powered Off" is selected. At the top right of your VirtualBox Manager is a button that says: "Snapshots (1)". Click it.
10. Click on "Snapshot 1", the top-most selection. This will highlight it.
11. Now right click it, and click on "Restore Snapshot"
12. A dialog box will come up asking if you are sure, click "Restore"
13. Now click the "Start" button at the top with the large green arrow.
14. Any dialog boxes that come up with a check box saying "Do not show this information again", simply check the check-box, and click ok. Do not worry about any of those.
Remember, if you do not have immediate control of the mouse inside the virtual machine, simply press RCTRL+I (press right ctrl and "I" at the same time) and click into it until you have mouse control. Now your firewall is good to go. Any time you need it, just go to the VirtualBox Manager and follow steps 9 through 14 above. You do not have to go through the whole setup process again at any time in the future. Your firewall is ready.
=== 11. Installing Ubuntu ===
1. First, go to this URL: http://www.ubuntu.com
2. Click on the link "Download Ubuntu"
3. Click "Start Download" (This download should take 10-15 minutes)
4. The filename is going to be similar to: ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso
Now we wait...
While you are waiting for the file to download, go ahead and make sure that your "hidden volume" is mounted in TrueCrypt to a particular drive letter. For example, O: You will need that for the next step.
5. Return to your "VirtualBox Manager". It doesn't matter if the firewall is running or not.
6. Click "New" (the blue round star-icon in the top left) again.
7. "Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard", click "Next"
8. "VM Name and OS Type", under "Name", type "Primary"
9. Next to "Operating System", select "Linux"
10. Next to "Version", select "Ubuntu" and Click "Next"
11. "Memory", by default it selects 512 MB. This is fine. 256 MB is the MINIMUM. The more memory you allocate, the better the virtual machine will function. Click "Next"
12. "Virtual Hard Disk", Make sure "Boot Hard Disk" is checked. Make sure "Create new hard disk" is selected. Click "Next"
13. "Welcome to the Create New Virtual Disk Wizard", click "Next"
14. "Hard Disk Storage Type", select "Fixed-size storage" and click "Next"
15. "Virtual Disk Location and Size", to the right of the text box containing "Primary" is a folder icon. Click the folder icon.
16. Now we have to select a file for the new hard disk image file. On the bottom of this dialog it says "Browse Folders", click on that.
17. Now click on "Computer" in the menu to the left.
18. Scroll to where you see the drive letter you mounted, and double click on it. Ex: Local Disk (O:)
19. Now click "Save"
20. By default 8.00 GB are selected. That is fine. If you have enough space on your hidden volume, increase this to 10 GB. Otherwise, 8 is fine.
21. Under "Location", it should say O:\Primary.vdi where O: is replaced by whatever drive letter you mounted your TrueCrypt hidden volume to.
22. Click "Next", then click "Finish"
Now we wait for VirtualBox to create the hard drive we asked for. This may take a few minutes.
Keep in mind this entire virtual machine as well as any of its contents are going to reside within the hidden truecrypt container. This ensures extra security.
23. When this is done, you will see a "Summary" window. Click "Finish".
24. Now, right click on "Primary, Powered Off" in your "VirtualBox Manager", and click "Start"
25. Again we are at the "First Run Wizard", click "Next"
26. "Select Installation Media", under "Media Source" is a pull down menu. Click the "folder icon" to the immediate right of that pulldown menu.
27. Locate "ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386" (or the similarly named file) from your Downloads directory, or wherever you saved it. Click on it, and click "Open"
28. Click "Next"
29. Click "Finish"
Now simply wait. Your Ubuntu virtual machine will be loading up. This may take a few minutes. Don't worry if you see all kinds of strange messages/text. It is normal.
After a few minutes, you should start to see the Ubuntu desktop load. Unlike your firewall, you will notice that you do not have to click the mouse inside the window. It automatically happens. This is going to be much easier than the "Firewall" step.
Once everything has loaded, you will be looking at a window that says "Install" with a button that says "Install Ubuntu". If you cannot see everything, press RCTRL+F (to go full screen). You can return to windowed mode by RCTRL+F again. Any dialogs can be closed, and you can check the box that says "Do not show me this again."
30. Click "Install Ubuntu"
31. Check "Download updates while installing"
32. Check "Install this third-party software". Click "Forward"
33. Ensure "Erase and use entire disk" is selected, and click "Forward". Remember, this is NOT talking about your hard disk. It is talking about the 8-10 gigabyte virtual disk.
34. Click "Install Now"
35. Now you will be guided through a series of installation related screens. The first screen asks you to select your timezone/time. Select your choice and click "Forward"
36. Now keyboard layout, again select your choice and click Forward. If you are unsure, leave it as is or click "Figure out keyboard layout"
37. "Who are you?" For "Your name" type in: mainuser
38. When you type in "mainuser" the other boxes will fill in automatically. Now click in the text box next to "Choose a password".
39. Do NOT use the same password as the firewall. Come up with a different password.
40. Ensure that "Require my password to log in" as well as "Encrypt my home folder" are selected and checked and proceed.
Now simply wait until the installation is finished. The installation may take a while, and it may appear to stall at some points. As long as the ubuntu mouse cursor shows an animation that is turning around in circles, the installation *is* working. Simply wait until it is done. If after an hour or two the progress bar hasn't moved at all, then go ahead and re-start the installation starting from step 24 (after closing the window and powering down the virtual machine).
Depending on your computer, it could take 2-4 hours. Most likely, it will take about an hour. Once finished, you will see a dialog that says "Installation Complete" with a button that says "Reboot Now". Do NOT press the "Reboot Now" button. Close the 'X' on this window, and Power Down.
41. Now, right click "Primary" and go to "Settings".
42. Click on "Storage" in the left menu. Then click on the "ubuntu-10.10... .iso" under where it says "IDE Controller"
43. To the right it says "Attributes" under that it says "CD/DVD Drive : ..." to the immediate right of that is a cd icon. Click it.
44. Select "Remove disk from virtual drive."
45. Click "Ok"
46. Now, making sure that "Primary" is highlighted, click the "Start" button at the top with the large green arrow.
Now we wait for your newly installed Ubuntu machine to boot up.
47. After a few minutes, you will see a dialog appear that says "mainuser-VirtualBox". Go ahead and click on "mainuser" which has the "person icon" to the left of it.
48. Now it will prompt you for your password. Enter the password you used in the installation process.
49. After a minute or so, you should hear a nice login sound, and you should be fully logged into your virtual machine.
50. Keep waiting, and a dialog will appear that says "Information avialable" and "Record your encryption passphrase" Click on: "Run this action now"
51. Type in the same password you used to log in. After that window closes, click "Close" in the dialog box.
Congratulations! You have now set up a virtual machine as well as a firewall to protect it. Now we need to finish configuring the primary virtual machine.
=== 12. Ubuntu Initial Setup ===
1. First, we have to install any updates that are pending. At the bottom of your screen, you should notice where it says "Update Manager". Click on that.
2. Now, click on "Install Updates". If you did not see "Update Manager", then skip these two steps.
3. Any time an administrative task is required, you will need to type in your password. This is the same password you used to log in.
Now we wait, this is going to download any necessary security updates to make certain we are using the most current/secure setup possible. This may require downloading hundreds of megabytes. Just go ahead and let it do that, and when everything is downloaded and updated, proceed to the next step. While you wait, Ubuntu may go into screensaver mode. If so, just move the mouse and it will ask you for your password. That will leave screensaver mode.
If the updates are more than a hundred megabytes, it will take quite a while. It may take up to 2-3 hours depending on your computer and internet connection. Nonetheless, this step is critical. Do not skip the updates. Besides ensuring that your setup will be secure, the updates also ensure that all of the applications are up to date and thus most likely to function correctly. Just go ahead and watch a movie for a couple hours, and then return and check on it.
After all of the updates have been downloaded and installed, the "Update Manager" window will now say "Your system is up-to-date" at the top. Further, it will say: "The computer needs to restart to finish installing updates.". Go ahead and press the 'X' in the top right corner of the window, and choose 'Send the shutdown signal". If prompted, click "Shut Down". Once it has fully shut down, the window will disappear and you will be back at the VirtualBox manager. Go ahead and right click on "Primary" and click "Start". This will restart the virtual machine.
If a virtual machine fails to shutdown after 10 minutes or so, then go ahead and close the window again by pressing the 'X' but this time choose "Power down". If it still will not shut down, then VirtualBox may have crashed. If so, just follow these instructions:
Follow the steps in this mini-section if a virtual machine fails to shutdown, or you need to completely close/restart VirtualBox.
First, press "Ctrl+Alt+Delete", and then click "Task Manager"
Next, locate the process that is running that starts with "VirtualBox". Right click that process, and
click "End Process Tree"
This should force the window to close.
Now, restart VirtualBox by going to your start menu, All Programs, Oracle VM VirtualBox VirtualBOx
Now you will have the VirtualBox manager up again. To restart the Ubuntu machine, simply right click on "Primary" and click "Start".
Once your Primary vm has rebooted, you will be again at the login screen. Here as before, click on "mainuser" and then enter in your password. Now your primary machine is fully up to date. Remember, be patient. It may take a few minutes before your virtual machine has fully booted. First you will see the background image and a mouse cursor that can move around, next you should hear the login sound play, and finally you will see the menu at the top and bottom of your virtual machine window. Depending on the speed of your computer, this may take 10 minutes or more. Just be patient. Don't worry if your virtual machine appears to be running too slow, we will speed it up.
Now your Virtual Machine is set up and ready for use.
=== 13. Installing Guest Additions ===
1. Go to the "Devices" menu at the top of your virtual machine main window (Machine, Devices, Help), and go to "Install Guest Additions"
2. Go to the "Places" menu at the top of your virtual machine (Applications, Places, System), and click on "VBOXADDITIONS_4.0.4_70112" (the number may be different).
3. At the top this new window will be the text "The media has been determined as "UNIX software". Click on "Open Autorun Prompt"
4. A new dialog may appear saying "This medium contains software intended to be automatically started. Would you like to run it?" Click "Run"
5. Enter your administrative password (the one you use to log into Ubuntu) and click "Ok"
6. Now the VirtualBox Guest Additions installer will begin. This may take some time, so just relax and wait. Depending on your computer, this may take 30 minutes or more.
7. When this is finished, you will see the text "Press Return to close this window." Go ahead and do so.
8. Once that window has closed, go ahead and press the 'X' to close the entire virtual machine window. Select "Send the shutdown signal" and click "Ok".
9. A dialog box will appear. Click on "Shut Down", the top most option.
At this stage it is a good idea to further optimise our virtual machine. When you initially installed it, you most likely selected either 256 MB or 512 MB of RAM. If you have enough RAM to spare, then I highly recommend you increase that to at least 1 GB.
Here is how to do so:
1. First, right click on "Primary, Powered off" and go to Settings.
2. Select "System" from the menu on the left.
3. Increase the "Base Memory" to either 1024 MB (1 GB), or some higher value you are comfortable with.
It is also a good idea to increase the video memory available to the virtual machine.
4. Select "Display" from the menu on the left, still inside of "Settings"
5. Increase the "Video Memory" slider to the right as far as you are comfortable with. For example, 128 MB.
6. Check the box "Enable 3D Acceleration".
7. Now click "Ok" at the bottom.
Go ahead and start up Ubuntu again by right clicking "Primary, Powered off" and clicking "Start"
When Ubuntu loads up, go ahead and log in as before using your password. Now wait until Ubuntu is fully booted and the "Applications Places System" menu is visible.
You will probably notice that your virtual machine loads up and runs faster than before.
How well your virtual machine runs depends on how good your computer is. Primarily, RAM and processor speed are the most significant factors. If your computer is modern enough, you should be able to use websites with flash and even watch videos, such as on YouTube, with no problem. If your computer is not as modern, you will still be able to browse websites but may not be able to watch videos. You should still be able to use most flash based websites however.
*** IMPORTANT: Do NOT browse sensitive content YET. At this stage, your virtual machine is not yet configured to use TOR. ***
=== 14. Installing IRC (Optional) ===
To install IRC on your new virtual machine, follow these steps:
1. Go to the "Applications" menu, and go to "Ubuntu Software Center"
2. Type "kvirc" in the search box field in the top right.
3. When the results return, select the one called: "KDE-based next generation IRC client" or "KV Irc".
4. Click "Install"
5. Enter your password when prompted.
6. While it installs, you will notice a progress bar. This may take a few minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection.
7. Once it is finished installing, the progress bar will go away. Go ahead and close the "Ubuntu Software Center".
You are probably used to the close/min/max buttons being on the top right, as is the case in Windows. You will find them in the top left instead. If you don't like this, don't worry. You can change it later.
Now, let's go ahead and set up KVIrc.
Remember, you are NOT truly anonymous yet.
8. Click on "Applications" in the top menu.
9. Go to "Internet"
10. Click on "KVIrc"
11. "KVIrc Setup" will appear. Go ahead and click "Next" to begin.
12. "Store Configuration in Folder", click "Next"
13. "Please choose a Nickname". You can leave this exactly as is, or you can choose a Nick name then click "Next".
*** IMPORTANT READ THIS ***
Do NOT pick a nick name you have ever used before, or a nick name that can help someone determine who you are. Also, do NOT fill in any other details such as location, age, real name, etc. Leave everything else as is.
You are NOT anonymous yet.
14. Now you are asked to pick a theme, select "No theme" then click "Next"
15. Now click "Finish" to leave the KVIrc Setup
16. A new window will appear having a list of servers, click "Close"
Now let's connect to the "Freenode" IRC network. By now, you may have many questions about how to use Ubuntu. The #Ubuntu chatroom on Freenode is a great place to start, and where you can ask questions related to how to use Ubuntu and VirtualBox. Please remember, you are NOT anonymous yet and anything you say can be matched to your IP address. Keep the conversation related to technical help, or just learning Ubuntu.
Do NOT discuss TOR.
Do NOT discuss ANY sensitive material.
Remember, this chatroom consists mostly of people who have set up Ubuntu for other reasons. Therefore, they will be able to help you configure it, and answer many questions about how Ubuntu works.
17. At the bottom right of KVIrc is a long text input box. Click inside that box.
18. Type, exactly as shown below, including the "/" character:
/server irc.freenode.net 6667
19. This will connect you to the Freenode IRC network. After a few minutes, you will be connected and a dialog box will appear.
20. Uncheck the box that says "Show this window after connecting", and then click "Close"
21. Now, in the same text box as you typed the /server command, type the following exactly as shown below, including the "/" and "#" characters:
22. Now you are in the #Ubuntu chatroom. Feel free to discuss the Ubuntu operating system and ask questions related to how to use Ubuntu. Remember:
*** Do NOT discuss TOR or sensitive material. You are NOT anonymous. ***
This is a good opportunity for you to learn how to set up Ubuntu to be the way you want as far as colors, layout, theme and so forth. When you have finished, simply close the "KVIrc" window.
=== 15. Installing Torchat (optional) ===
Torchat is a program you can use to communicate securely and anonymously with other Torchat users. It is only useful if you already know someone who is using it. If you do not know someone using Torchat, then it is best to skip this section and come back to it in the future when you want to install Torchat.
These instructions work for Ubuntu 10.10.
First, installing Torchat is a bit tricky because Ubuntu does not include Tor by default in its repositories. Tor is a requirement for torchat, and therefore we have to first install Tor on Ubuntu. Doing so is not too difficult.
1. First, go to "Applications" -> "Accessories" -> "Terminal". You will see a new window appear with a prompt that looks like this:
2. Now, type exactly as shown below, and hit enter:
3. After entering your password, you will be at a new prompt which looks like this:
4. Now, either type or copy-paste the below text into this window and then hit enter:
echo "deb http://deb.torprojec.../torproject.org experimental-lucid main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 886DDD89
5. After you do this, you should see the following at the bottom of your window:
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
6. Now, we should be able to install tor. In this same window, type the following commands, one at a time:
apt-get install vidalia privoxy tor
7. (press Y and enter when prompted)
Now we need to obtain the Torchat installation file, follow these steps:
8. In firefox on Ubuntu, go to the following URL: http://code.google.com/p/torchat
9. On the left under where it says "Downloads"
10. One of the files listed will end in .deb, for example torchat-0.9.9.deb. Click on that file name.
11. On the next page, again click on the file name. This should begin the file download.
12. By default, Ubuntu wants to open this file using the "Ubuntu Software Center". This is correct.
Now wait until the file finishes downloading, and then the "Ubuntu Software Center" will appear. Follow these steps:
1. Press "Install"
2. Type in your password when prompted.
After a short wait, Torchat will be installed.
To start Torchat, go to "Applications" -> "Internet" -> "Torchat Instant Messenger"
=== 16. Creating TOR-Only Internet Environment ===
Now it is time to force Ubuntu to connect to the internet using TOR Only. At the end of this phase, your Ubuntu virtual machine will be usable as a secure and anonymous TOR based browsing environment. It will be *impossible* for you to access the internet except through TOR, and therefore you can rest assured that anything at all you do online through the Ubuntu virtual machine will be through TOR.
First, we need to shut down any running virtual machines. If "Primary" is running, click the 'X' in the top right to close it. Select "Send shutdown signal" and then select "Shut Down" when prompted. If "Firewall" is running, go ahead and close it in the same way, but choose "Power off".
After a minute or so, you should be back to your VirtualBox Manager, with neither virtual machine running.
1. Right click on "Primary, Powered Off" and go to "Settings"
2. Select "Network" from the menu on the left.
3. Next to "Attached to" is a pull down menu. Right now it is set to "NAT". Choose "Internal Network" and click "Ok"
4. Click "Firewall" to highlight it, and then click on "Snapshots (1)" in the top right.
5. Right click on "Snapshot 1" and then select "Restore Snapshot". Select "Restore" if prompted.
6. Right click "Firewall" and click "Start"
Now your Firewall will be resumed exactly where it had been previously set up. The last command entered should still be visible.
Before you proceed, make sure that TOR is running on your main Windows computer. If it is, you will see an "Onion" icon visible in your task bar. Click on that icon and you should see the "Vidalia Control Panel".
Make sure that it says "Connected to the TOR Network". If so, you are ready to proceed. If not then please see section 2 : "Using and Testing Tor Browser for the first time" to re-start TOR. Once TOR is running, proceed.
Let's restart Ubuntu:
7. Right click "Primary" and click Start. Log in as normal.
8. After fully logged in, open "Firefox" by clicking the orange "Firefox" logo at the top, next to "System".
9. Try to go to any website, such as www.google.com. Try at least 3-5 different websites. You should not be able to connect to any of them.
Note: If you attempt to go to websites you have already been to using Ubuntu, they may appear to load because they are cached.
10. In Firefox on Ubuntu, go to "Edit" and "Preferences"
11. Click on the "Advanced" icon
12. Click on the "Network" tab
13. Under "Connection" it says "Configure how Firefox connects to the internet". To the right of that is a "Settings" button. Click that button.
14. Select "Manual proxy configuration"
15. Next to both "HTTP Proxy" and "SSL Proxy" type in: 127.0.0.1
16. Set the port to 8118 for both "HTTP Proxy" and "SSL Proxy"
17. Next to "SOCKS Host" type: 127.0.0.1
18. Set the port for "SOCKS Host" to 9050
19. Make sure that "SOCKS v5" is selected at the bottom.
20. Click "Ok" and then "Close"
Now we have instructed Firefox to use TOR. However, Firefox cannot use TOR yet. Right now, Ubuntu is completely unable to connect to the Internet. We are going to change that.
21. Go to "Applications" -> "Accessories" -> "Terminal"
22. Type in: sudo bash (and hit enter)
23. Type in your password if prompted.
24. Type in the following commands exactly as shown below (or copy paste them):
ifconfig eth0 10.0.3.2
(Note: the last three commands, those beginning with /etc/ are only necessary if you installed Torchat) Now you have told your Ubuntu machine to join the same network that your Firewall is on. Now we can establish a tunnel for TOR data to flow from our Ubuntu machine, through the Firewall, into your Windows guest machine. We need to establish two such tunnels.
The first tunnel for port 9050 data, and the second tunnel for port 8118 data. When these two tunnels are set up, it will be possible for you to use your Ubuntu machine to access any website using TOR. Further, it is still completely impossible for your Ubuntu machine to access the Internet in any other way.
25. Your terminal window should still be open. Type in the following command exactly as shown (or copy paste it):
ssh -N -L 9050:10.0.2.2:9050 email@example.com
26. Type "yes" if prompted. When prompted for the password, give your Firewall password. Not your Ubuntu password.
After you hit enter, you will see the cursor go to a blank line and nothing else happens. This simply means the connection you requested is active. If the connection were to stop for any reason, you would return to a command prompt. If you want to terminate the connection yourself, simply hit CTRL+C. You can type in the same ssh command again if you need to re-open the tunnel.
27. Now we are going to open the second tunnel. In your terminal window, go to "File" and "Open Tab". This will open up a tab for a second terminal without affecting the first. 28. Now, type exactly as shown below to open the second tunnel:
ssh -N -L 8118:10.0.2.2:8118 firstname.lastname@example.org
29. Return to Firefox. Go to the "File" menu and uncheck "Work Offline" if it is checked.
30. Go to the URL: http://check.torproject.org
Further, even if someone somehow managed to remotely gain full root access to your Ubuntu machine (absurdly unlikely to happen), they would still not be able to see *anything* about who you are, or what your real IP address is, or even that you are using a Virtual Machine. To them, it would appear that the Ubuntu machine is your main computer. They would be totally unable to compromise your identity based on this alone.
However, keep the following in mind. If someone were to gain access to your Ubuntu machine, they WOULD be able to see anything you have used it for or any files you have saved. Therefore, I recommend for the sake of absolute security, do not store anything on your Ubuntu virtual machine that identifies you. This is just a precaution. It is virtually impossible that someone would manage to remotely gain access to your Ubuntu machine.
=== 17. General Daily Usage ===
1. Start TrueCrypt, and mount your hidden volume which contains your virtual machine.
2. Start VirtualBox
3. Start TorBrowser Bundle.
4. Click "Firewall" to highlight it, and then click on "Snapshots (1)" in the top right.
5. Right click on "Snapshot 1" and then select "Restore Snapshot". Select "Restore" if prompted.
6. Right click "Firewall" and click "Start"
7. Right click "Primary" and click Start. Log in as normal.
8. Go to "Applications" -> "Accessories" -> "Terminal"
9. Type in: sudo bash (and hit enter)
10. Type in your password if prompted.
11. Type in the following commands exactly as shown below (or copy paste them):
ifconfig eth0 10.0.3.2
(Note: the last three commands, those beginning with /etc/ are only necessary if you installed Torchat) 12. Your terminal window should still be open. Type in the following command exactly as shown (or copy paste it):
ssh -N -L 9050:10.0.2.2:9050 email@example.com
13. Type "yes" if prompted. When prompted for the password, give your Firewall password. Not your Ubuntu password.
14. In your terminal window, go to "File" and "Open Tab".
15. Now, type exactly as shown below to open the second tunnel:
ssh -N -L 8118:10.0.2.2:8118 firstname.lastname@example.org
16. Return to Firefox. Go to the "File" menu and uncheck "Work Offline" if it is checked.
17. Go to the URL: http://check.torproject.org
If you see the text: "Congratulations.
Your browser is configured to use Tor" then you are all set!
Posted originally by Feyn on Whatis-theplan.org on August 17, 2011
Edited and formatted by peterstrom, January 2012
Formatted for forum use by iNFAMOUS, May 2012
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Chris Lytle lost his first election last week, but he’s not giving up the fight.
The UFC veteran finished second out of three candidates in a Republican primary for a seat in the Indiana State Senate. He had 30 percent of the vote, falling short of the 41 percent that supported Michael R. Crider.
“I didn’t quite get in, but I’ll live to fight another day, I guess,” Lytle told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Savage Dog Show.” “It was obviously very, very dirty. They didn’t want people like me in there. They did a lot to try to keep me out. It was a very eye-opening experience. It was very disheartening to see how things are really done on that level. I think as a country, as a state and everything, we’re in some serious trouble here.”
Lytle is known for his toe-to-toe wars in the Octagon, but he was stunned by the tactics he encountered in his first political foray. At least initially, he was leaning toward making this first election his last.
“They spent a lot of money and they used a lot of their tactics to try to keep me out,” Lytle said. “At first I was like, you know what? If I try and do it again, they’re just going to continue to do the same type of tactics. But the competitive side of me and everything, I don’t want to stop at this. … If we want to keep on business as usual, the status quo -- a politician gets in there and does nothing -- everybody’s got to withdraw or not engage. The only way to stop it is everybody has to step up and start running. Normal people, people who actually pay attention. So yeah, I’m going to run again.”
Although at times Lytle’s fight career was brought up against him, he doesn’t think it was a factor in the race.
“Most people have never heard of me,” he said. “I had to go and earn their votes based on what I would say. It had nothing to do with fighting. I’d say 90 percent of the people who voted didn’t even know I ever competed in fighting.”
What hurt, said Lytle, was the use of push polling. The former welterweight contender said voters in his district were called and led to believe things about him that weren’t true, like that he had once said the only reason he fought professionally was because he can’t hit his kids and he has to hit somebody.
“They were calling everybody in my district and telling them things like that,” Lytle said.
Negative campaigning aside, Lytle hopes to get more young people to vote the next time he runs.
“I’ve just got to get to places where I can get more people to vote,” he said. “The people who are UFC fans, they’re not usually voting in primaries. I’ll be honest with you. I’ve got to get those type of people to actually come out and vote. If I get those people to come out and vote, the 18- to 35-year-olds, I’ll dominate.”
Posted M4Nii4C FN on 17 May 2012 - 01:51 PM