Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of RolePlay


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Apr 9, 2008, 1:59:16 AM (12 years ago)
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Daniel Kahn Gillmor
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  • RolePlay

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    1 Security demonstration:
     1This description of a roleplay to demonstrate security practices relate to a workshop being planned for [wiki:nyc_anarchist_book_fair_2008].
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     3= Security demonstration =
     4
    25For this demonstration we'll need a bunch of volunteers. 
    36  * 2 people on opposite sides of the room, mail provider X and mail provider Y.
     
    1215  * 1 "You've got mail" person.
    1316
    14 Instructions/demonstrate the "mail sending".
     17== Instructions/demonstrate the "mail sending" ==
    1518
    1619I'm Jon@X.com.  I want to send a message to Jamie at Y.com.  So I write it, and I
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    18 put Jamie's name on the top, and give my message to X.com.  They see that it's for
    19 
     20put Jamie's name on the top, and give my message to X.com.  They see that it's for
    2021Y.com, and they pass it along to a number of other computers until it reaches the
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    22 Y.com computers.  Next time Jamie decides to check his e-mail, he gets a copy from
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     22Y.com computers.  Next time Jamie decides to check his e-mail, he gets a copy from
    2423Y.com. He can reply  and send it back, or forward it to someone else.
    2524
    2625Since we're on a schedule, I'm going to ask that folks please follow the
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    2826directions they're given and not decide to send e-mail via paper airplanes etc.
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    3028Normally, we don't see this process, so I'm going to ask person B-F to leave the
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    3229room (or turn their backs).  The "You've got mail" person will tell you to come in
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    3430when it's your turn to check your e-mail.
    3531
     
    3733
    3834As each person sits down after sending their message, we ask them to please not
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    4035say anything to the folks who check mail after them.
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    42 Instructions for person A:
     37== Instructions for person A ==
     38
    4339Send a message with a short incriminating phrase of your choosing to person B.  If
    44 
    4540you can't think of one, use "I bought the dynamite."  When you're done, have a
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    4741seat.
    4842
    49 Person B:
     43== Person B ==
    5044You're expecting a message about an upcoming action.  Write a message telling your
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    5245companer@ C when you'd like to plan a scouting run.  Plan it for nighttime some
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    5446time in the next week.  Send it when you get an e-mail from person A.  After you
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    5647send your e-mail, have a seat in the room.
    5748
    5849{Police ask a router to hand them the message when it comes to them, take a
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    6050picture of the message}
    6151
    62 Person C:
     52== Person C ==
    6353You are planning an action.  You are expecting a message from person B about a
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    6554scouting run in the next week. 
    6655
    67 Write a message that says, "We'll do the action on the night of ______."  When you
    68 
     56Write a message that says, "We'll do the action on the night of _ _ ."  When you
    6957get the message from person B, fill in a date a few days after the date of the
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    7158scouting run and put it in the envelope, which represents encryption.  Put the
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    7359address of person D and a subject on the outside of the envelope and send your
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    7560e-mail.  After you send it, have a seat in the room.
    7661
    7762{Police switch out an envelope, contents say, "The action is on.  Scouting run on
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    7963Monday at noon."}
    8064
    81 Person D:
     65== Person D ==
    8266You are planning an action.  You are expecting a message from person C about when
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    8467the action should take place.
    8568
    8669Forward that information to person E.  Put a note at the top like, "FYI, here's
    87 
    8870the info." Make sure to encrypt the message by putting it in an envelope.  Put the
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    9071address of person E and a subject on the outside of the envelope  Also, sign the
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    9272envelope with your name across the flap so they know the message came from you.  After you send the message, have a seat in the room.
    9373
    9474{Police switch out the envelope for an envelope that they've signed}.
    9575
    96 Person E:
     76== Person E ==
    9777You are planning an action.  Person D will forward the info on the action to you.  You should forward it to person F.
    9878
    9979Make sure to encrypt the message by putting it in an envelope.  Put the
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    10180address of person F and a subject on the outside of the envelope  Also, sign the
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    10381envelope with your name across the flap so they know the message came from you.  After you send the message, have a seat in the room.
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    10583Just before you enter the room, please give these directions to person F.
    10684
    107 Person F (Could also be person A) (directions say,"Don't open this until instructed", which is when person D goes to check e-mail):
     85== Person F (Could also be person A) ==
     86
     87''(directions say,"Don't open this until instructed", which is when person D goes to check e-mail)''
     88
    10889As the last person, you won't be sending e-mail, just receiving. 
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