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Silkroad for Dummies Part Two
Part 1 is located here Part 2 begins here: You just now have to put all of these passwords and knowledge to use. I will now go through all of the steps i would take to make a purchase on the Silkroad or another darknet website. Step one: Coinbase Go to "buy/sell bitcoin" and make a bitcoin purchase on coinbase. It will give you the date these coins will arive. Step two: Wait Wait until your coins arive Step three: Transferring your coins via coinbase and Block chain. Open your blockchain app on chrome. Copy your bitcoin address (located on your "wallet home" tab). Now go to coinbase and select "send/request". Now click "Send Money". Paste your Block Chain bitcoin address as your receiving address. Click send money. Now open up Blockchain app again and check "my transactions" within the next 30-60min your bitcoin should arrive and be confirmed. The bitcoin will be on your account after you have about 6-7 "confirmations". To check your "confirmations" click your transaction. Step four: Sending bitcoin to Silkroad anonymously Open your bockchain app and select "Send money", then select "Shared coin". It is important to use Block chain's "Shared coin" option if you wish for your bitcoin to be completely anonymous. In the "from:" area select "any address". In the "To:" area copy and paste in one of your Silk Road wallet addresses. Your silkroad wallet addresses can be found on your silkroad "account" tab. To get here select "account" at the top of your silkroad page. Once there you will find your silkroad deposit addresses. Back on Block chain select the amount of bitcoin you wish to send. You cannot send all of you coins because it costs a very small amount of money to send your coins. I recommend leaving about 1 $ on your Block chain account to cover the cost of sending your coins, for present and future purchases. Next select the amount of repetitions you wish to have. I would recommend somewhere between 5-10 repetitions. The more repetitions the more secure, but the greater the cost. The cost, however, will be minimal no matter how many repetitions you choose. Step five: Wait I've heard of it taking anywhere from 10min - 24 hours for your silkroad to receive your bitcoin. Step Six: Making a purchase on the silkroad. Once you've received your bitcoin on silkroad it's now time to make a purchase on silk road. To do so add the items you wish to buy to your cart (be sure to select a shipping option), and include an encrypted address you wish to have it sent to. To encrypt your address you need to use PGP. First you need to get the public key of the person you're buying your product from. Go to their silkroad listing of the product you wish to buy and copy and paste their key to a notepad file and safe that file to your PGP folder. This is what a public key looks like: -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.21 (MingW32) xQENBFBuNAMBCACrjNBSs7P8EUBSH42K2x3g2LUQ6S3RjcAHUxlKT3XKisKQQPwd 39j2USyocyrDPdJzAWW9EhqnISlv4COVlS8v2dpqwBqoH+eiK21wsOPxbWIyhPQu zRrPxqxqdzp5TJeCofGqlt250AicNpicSIsmEWwwRcPqBKqKmrCMlm1O2kcfZCfd 4JEJ60+dg1gh3Omqd8R4ooE4JUofcWU6NXhA3KV5ZcOgXV/7t0DVqJhplbH5qD28 zp8RUn+OvHAgU+C+CKY2fRIGHuKlqijKN40/4W9hPKHsF8NkEOK/ixHbcgaIX5yF sl/CXjgzJ8vRP+AV78q7ZLAXRc5VJ2dBxDDXABEBAAG0I0JsdWVWaWtpbmcgPEJs dWVWaWtpbmdAbGF2YWJpdC5jb20+iQE4BBMBAgAiBQJQbjQDAhsjBgsJCAcDAgYV CAIJCgsEFgIDAQIeAQIXgAAKCRCOymUppVxR2sWoB/sGfDqyii2LpFs0u9MOG1VT XTIpEtxKo+4UvNJYSdtXuaLc2bczpqK7yVPiYSTHq87OOq5Iomk52ziwzsRYBARe 40cqC7ijJ+aStf56vUYxFJRmgx0JGDqZeeeluOjhOdaluw+5Y5Pm4ToUDqQSolPG bki/Vhs3cXBpdrq6B2mmiLwhS40/4W9hPKHsF8NkEOK/ixHbcgaIX5yF sl/CXjgzJ8vRP+AV78q7ZLAXRc5VJ2dBxDDXABEBAAG0I0JsdWVWaWtpbmcgPEJs dWVWaWtpbmdAbGF2YWJpdC5jb20+iQE4BBMBAgAiBQJQbjQDAhsjBgsJCAcDAgYV CAIJCgsEFgIDAQIeAQIXgAAKQENBFBuNAMBCACrjNBSs7P8EUBSH42K2x3g2LUQ6S 39j2USyocyrDPdJzAWW9EhqnISlv4COVlS8v2dpqwBqoH+eiK21wsOPxbWIyhPQu zRrPxqxqdzp5TJeCofGqlt250AicNpicSIsmEWwwRcPqBKqKmrCMlm1O2kcfZCfd 4JEJ60+dg1gh3Omqd8R4ooE4JUofcWU6NXhA3KV5ZcOgXV/7t0DVqJhplbH5qD28 zp8RUn+OvHAgU+C+CKY2fRIGHuKlqijKN40/4W9hPKHsF8NkEOK/ixHbcgaIX5yF sl/CXjgzJ8vRP+AV78q7ZLAXRc5VJ2dBxDDXABEBAAG0I0JsdWVWaWtpbmcgPEJs dWVWaWtpbmdAbGF2YWJpdC5jb20+iQE4BBAvxIZ2udI1KVCx+hzhZ9pGU+MbB2xotX+ n/Se05zimkbm2f7h4lNmZWyE5PeBI57l2IIi6REhzYKqlj9aiXqIu1B4BM7R1v Q41wDyre+yfUFDSWeXMU41LeIzM4DmB7r3CN0Ha2WNAmJeHTUBp1MhScIXV7D4+J woc2PPcCoC0AyZQFpCk9vzABPbaBWCNvT79bmDEzV+XvC73vgpJbaws8fuplZcTU 0xSRvyDoYEQ1cvcX4jemafng2Dh2/EO8i3qy3IbdLJRlWA== =lC3C -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- Be sure to copy the whole key. After you've copied their key and saved it in your pgp folder open "GPA" and select "Import". Go to the location of your pgp folder and select the file with the key of the person who you are buying from and import it. Now select the "Clipboard" option at the top right of the gui. Type your address in. Be sure to type your REAL name and REAL address. You must do this if you want to receive your package. For example:
Billy Joe Bob 8876 Creek Road N. W. Montgomery, Alabama, 36103 (USA)
After you've typed your address select "encrypt" and then select the public key of the person you're buying from on silkroad. Be sure to select the "Sign" option in the encrypt gui and sign with your key. Click OK. You will now see your encrypted pgp message. Copy and paste this message into the address section of your order on silkroad. Now the person you are buying from on silkroad knows where to send your package. I repeat, be sure to type your REAL name and REAL address. You must do this if you want to receive your package. Don't worry, the address you typed in is encrypted so only he person your are buying from can see it. Step seven: Retrieving your leftover bitcoin. To get your leftover bitcoin, and you WILL have some leftover after making a purchase, go to the "account" section of your silkroad and copy and paste your Blockchain address to your "withdraw funds" section on silkroad. Type your pin and the amount you wish to send and select "withdraw". Once you receive your bitcoin on block chain you can now send it to your secure multibit address. To do this, once again, select the shared coin option on blockchain and send the coin to your multibit address. This is the only time in the entire process you need to use multibit. I do, however, highly recommend using multibut because it is the most secure place to store your bitcoin after you're done making a transaction. Step eight: YOU'RE DONE! Remember, if you have leftover coin in multibit, you can use that coin in the future simply by sending it to your Blockchain address and then using the shared coin feature to send that coin from blockchain to silkroad.
Why The US Government Have Likely Already Approved Bitcoin
Hey Reddit, throwaway account. I'm currently doing some research for an article I hope to have published later this month. I have a very, very rough draft at the moment and your feedback would be lovely. The Elephant in the Room Bitcoin is an enigma. It has renowned economists like Paul Krugman entirely perplexed whilst Silicon Valley CEO's are falling over one another to get a piece of the action. The headlines change on a daily basis: “It's A Ponzi Scheme!”, “It's Gold 2.0!” , “It's A Bubble!”, “It's The New Internet!”. As a result of these, often conflicting articles, it's value shoots up and down like a yo-yo, swinging wildly to the slightest bit of news, good or bad. Of course, these swings wouldn't be so exaggerated if there was a simple way to address the elephant in the room...is bitcoin legal? Government officials have been oddly quiet in addressing this question. Aside from some rudimentary FINCEN guidelines and a vague ECB report, there's been no statement one way or another about its legal status. Whilst I can't provide any definitive proof as to what decisions have and are being made behind closed government doors, I do think it's just possible we already have enough circumstantial evidence to suggest that the US government has already given Bitcoin the thumbs up. Satoshi's Lament Back in December 2010 Satoshi was involved in a heated discussion amongst Bitcoin developers on BitcoinTalk as to whether they should support Julian Assange by offering Bitcoin as a means to bypass the notorious banking blockade that had rendered Wikileaks' cash reserves impotent. Bitcoin's creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, was extremely wary that any association with Julian and Wikileaks would 'bring too much heat' to the project. “No, don't 'bring it on'” he pleaded with his fellow developers. “The project needs to grow gradually so the software can be strengthened along the way.” He went on to clarify. “I make this appeal to WikiLeaks not to try to use Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a small beta community in its infancy. You would not stand to get more than pocket change, and the heat you would bring would likely destroy us at this stage.” By 'destroy us', he was likely talking about a government or corporation pulling the trigger on this nascent project. Amongst other things, Satoshi was fearful that if a nefarious entity such as a commercial bank got wind of the project, at that point in time they could have easily compromised the project by purchasing enough computing power to overrun the network (known as a 51% attack). Despite Satoshi's protestations, Wikileaks went along and adopted Bitcoin and, it seemed Satoshi's worst fears were confirmed when, just 4 months later in April 2011, Gavin Andresen (now lead developer at the Bitcoin Foundation) announced that the C.I.A. had contacted him. “I'm going to give a presentation about Bitcoin at the C.I.A headquarters in June at an emerging technologies conference...I accepted the invitation to speak because the fact that I was invited means Bitcoin is already on their radar, and I think it might be a good chance to talk about why I think Bitcoin will make the world a better place. I think the goals of this project are to create a better currency...I don't think any of those goals are incompatible with the goals of government.” Satoshi disappeared shortly after. Gavin recently spoke to the New Yorker about the event. "...I think people realized once I got invited to speak at the C.I.A. that there was no kind of hiding. They, whoever “they” are, already knew about this project." [Source: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/04/the-future-of-Bitcoin.html] The Silk Road Goes Live 2011 also saw the release of the notorious 'Ebay for Drugs' website, Silk Road. It received much press attention, first breaking in June via Gawker where a developer described his experience of buying LSD through the site as "Kind of like being in the future". It was clear that the Silk Road was where Bitcoin would find its first major real-world trading niche and it's not a coincidence that the BTC price, client downloads and trading volume began to skyrocket after its inception. [Source: http://gizmodo.com/5805928/the-underground-website-where-you-can-buy-any-drug-imaginable] A week after the Gawker article, Senator Chuck Schumer called a press conference where he went on record demanding that the Silk Road be shut down “Something must be done about Silk Road...Literally, it allows buyers and users to sell illegal drugs online, including heroin, cocaine, and meth, and users sell by hiding their identities through a program that makes them virtually untraceable...[it's] the most brazen attempt to peddle drugs online that we have ever seen. It's more brazen than anything else by lightyears." he told the assembled press. As an aside, it is worth noting that the program that “hides user identities” is TOR, developed by the US Naval Research laboratory and endorsed by Senator Hilary Clinton (Schuman's former co-Senator from the state of New York) as “an important tool for freedom of expression around the world”. Indeed, the TOR Project claims that over 80% of its funding in 2012 came directly from the U.S Government [Source: Tor Project Annual Report 2012] The Radar Screen Lights Up Suddenly, thanks to the Silk Road and Wikileaks, Bitcoin was now on the radar of those in public office. The question on everyones lips must have been “How do we kill Bitcoin (and by extension Wikileaks and Silkroad)?” The C.I.A, thanks to Gavin, were now fully aware of the threat Bitcoin posed to the the current monetary system, and the illegal activities it was funding via Silk Road and other places would have done nothing but confound their concerns (or so you would think). They must have also known (just as Satoshi did) that if there was ever an opportunity to kill Bitcoin (either with regulation, criminal proceedings and/or a 51% attack) then it was back then, in 2011, with the network still in its infancy, that they should strike. We should have expected the kind of domain seizures that we saw with the likes of Megaupload; Bitcointalk, Bitcoin.org and the Bitcoin Foundation should have been wiped off the map. They could have also moved with the banks to shutdown any accounts seen to be associated with Bitcoin trading (as we saw happen with Online Gambling websites during the Bush Regime). They could have then disrupted what remained of the Bitcoin network by performing a relatively cheap and simple 51% attack. And yet, none of that happened... Bitcoin.org and the Bitcoin Foundation have been left to prosper and go from strength to strength. VC's, Wall Street traders and the average Joe were all left free to pump money into this burgeoning experiment without any government intervention whatsoever. Eric, Julian and the Bilderberg Group Back in 2010 Google dipped their toes into the world of virtual currencies, acquiring a little known company called Jambool for $70m. For awhile they ran a platform called Social Gold which was later usurped in 2011 by Facebook Credits (Facebook's attempt at a virtual currency). This was phased out in mid-2012. Techcrunch cites that this was likely due to the problems Facebook had encountered in educating the public about using another form of currency, and goes on to speculate that by offering a centralised means of exchange, Facebook may have also faced increasing legal and regulatory scrutiny. In June 2011, Julian Assange met Eric Schmidt online in a secret 5 hour chat in which they discussed - amongst other things - Bitcoin. The full transcript - which was leaked last month - is available here: http://wikileaks.org/Transcript-Meeting-Assange-Schmidt Also in attendance at the meeting was Jared Cohen, a former Secretary of State advisor to Hillary Clinton, Scott Malcomson, Director of Speechwriting for Ambassador Susan Rice at the US State Department and current Communications Director of the International Crisis Group, and Lisa Shields, Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations. Here's an excerpt: JA: ...there’s also a very nice little paper that I’ve seen in relation to Bitcoin, that… you know about Bitcoin? ES: No. JA: Okay, Bitcoin is something that evolved out of the cypherpunks a couple of years ago, and it is an alternative… it is a stateless currency. … JA: And very important, actually. It has a few problems. But its innovations exceed its problems. Now there has been innovations along these lines in many different paths of digital currencies, anonymous, untraceable etc. People have been experimenting with over the past 20 years. The Bitcoin actually has the balance and incentives right, and that is why it is starting to take off. The different combination of these things. No central nodes. It is all point to point. One does not need to trust any central mint…. ... ES: That's very interesting So, now we know Bitcoin was on the radar of the C.I.A, various politicians and, thanks to Julian, the CEO of Google was now beginning to get an inkling as to its disruptive potential. Just 13 days prior to the Assange meet, Eric had attended the annual meeting of the notoriously secretive Bilderberg Group in St. Moritz, Switzerland and went on to attend the meet again in June 2012. Topics of discussion included:
Emerging Economies: Roles and Responsibilities
Economic and National Security in a Digital Age
Technological Innovation in Western Economies: Stagnation or Promise?
Imbalances, Austerity and Growth
Some of the 2011/12 attendees included:
Josef Ackermann (Chairman of Deutsche Bank),
Jean-Claude Trichet (President of the European Central Bank),
Chris Hughes (Co-Founder of Facebook),
Reid Hoffman (CEO of Linkedin),
Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon)
Keith Alexander (Commander, US Cyber Command; Director, NSA).
Heads of Barclays Bank, AXXA, HSBC and the President of The World Bank Group were also in attendance. [Source: http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/index.php] To see so many tech luminaries in attendance at Bilderberg is indicative of the kind of power and respect that geeks and hackers now command in shaping the world stage. Just how many high-level decisions are being influenced by this new technorati is hard to say, but in a rapidly changing world where technology is moving faster than the old rules remain relevant, we are seeing that people, united through technology on a global scale – not governments – are dictating the speed of change. Joining The Dots None of this means that bitcoins ride is going to be friction-free - just because Eric Schmidt is open to the idea of bitcoin displacing traditional currencies (as he and Jared Cohen alluded to in a recent CNBC interview), does not mean that Douglas Flint (Group Chairman, HSBC) is going to be equally enthused. However, I do think that if we join up all the dots the general conclusion that we can draw looks overwhelmingly positive for the future of bitcoin. That so many powerful actors within the intelligence community, technology industry and government have let bitcoin survive this long is almost an endorsement itself. It suggests to me that any nefarious corporations that attempt to shutdown bitcoin because of a perceived threat to their business model, will be met by those same powerful actors coming together to ensure they will have a very tough fight on their hands. Indeed, in the years to come, we may well see Hilary Clinton coming out to trumpet bitcoin as “an important tool for freedom of expression around the world” in much the same way she praised the TOR project. And perhaps, ultimately, we will discover that bitcoin, like TOR, was also developed by the US Naval Research Laboratory. Though I prefer to think it was just some lone genius sitting in his attic who accidentally changed the world. Whatever may be the case, it seems that - for now at least - our governments have handed their people a rare gift – the freedom to shape their own future. It's up to us to try not to screw that up.
Summary I) INTRODUCTION II) SOFTWARES & LINKS III) ENCRYPTION USING TRUECRYPT IV) CREATION OF A VIRTUAL MACHINE USING VBOX V) TWEAKS TO VBOX VI) INSTALLING AND SETTING UP LINUX VII) INSTALLING TOR VIII) SHORT INTRODUCTION TO PGP VIA TERMINAL IX) ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS I) INTRODUCTION First of all, I'm no security expert. The following guide will be nothing but technical instructions to securing your machine to make digital information storage and transmission secure. Your security is divided in 3 parts. Also remember your security (as in lowering chances to get caught) is only as strong and your weakest link. Those 3 parts are : a) Money You can (and will) get caught if you aren't careful with how you move money. Banks and LE work hand-in-hand to trace money. I won't cover that aspect but you need a bulletproof way of buying (if you are a buyer) and/or selling (if you are a seller) your bitcoins. b) Drugs Yes, you'll get caught if you don't handle drugs in a secure fashion, ldo. It includes shipping, stealthing, receiving packages, storing. You get the idea. c) Information Here is the part I'll develop in this guide. How to handle information (mostly digital information) to not get caught and be as stealthy as possible. II) SOFTWARES USED AND LINKS All the following softwares are : 1) Free - you don't have (and shouldn't, as sad as it sounds for security reasons) to pay anything to fully use them 2) Open source - Anyone with knowledge can see what the programs are made of. Def a security plus. We will need (In order of use) : a) a good anti-virus Before even starting the job, we need to make sure we're working in a safe environnement. If you have a keylogger installed on your computer then all futur steps will be for NOTHING. So if you don't have an updated AV installed yet, get one. I personally use AVG. Here is the link but it's recommended you search it yourself using google, after all, I could be a hacker myself. http://free.avg.com/ b) a password manager You'll need to save at least 5 complex passwords. I strongly recommend using a password manager (with passwords creation) such as KeePass. It's multi plateform (windows/linux/android). http://keepass.info/ c) TrueCrypt Very powerful piece of software which allows you to encrypt files/folder or even full system partition using bulletproof algorythm such as AES. http://www.truecrypt.org/ d) VirtualBox Very powerful software which allows you to run a completely autonom virtual machine inside your physical machine. https://www.virtualbox.org e) Ubuntu 13.04 Free OS. Very safe. Not so user friendly but you'll only use it to browse SilkRoad and use PGP (more on that later). http://www.ubuntu.com/ d) Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) A package of pre-configured software to use TOR. Awesome. https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en III) ENCRYPTION USING TRUECRYPT I assume you already installed the antivirus and ran a minutious scan on your system. Your system was clean already ? Great, you can read what's next. So first, we want to create an encrypted folder so that we can install a complete different OS in it. It'll be 100% safe and impossible (without the passphrase ldo) to know what it is you are putting in the folder. a) Click on "Create Volume" b) Select "Create an encrypted file container" c) Select "Standard TrueCrypt volume" note : Do your research on which option you want to use. d) For Volume Location, select where you want to save the file. Type in a random name and click "save" then "Next" !! Note : You can select a USB pendrive (with at least 10GB and USB 3.0 strongly recommended) so that you have a portable, encrypted OS. Very useful since that you can physically hide it from LE in case of a search at your place) !! e) Encryption Options I advise to use AES. The technology is old which, in security, is a good thing since it means it has been tested by many security experts. I don't know about Hash Algorithm. I think I use RIPEMD-160 but it's up to you to do your godamn research on which option you want to use. f) Volume Size Pick at least 10gb, (no more than 15GB really). Note : TrueCrypt will encrypt the whole 10GB no matter what it is you put in, even empty space. So consider the number you type in (10GB here) as gone once you click "Next". g) Volume Password Open KeePass (!!!!!!!! with a strong masterpassword !!!!!!!!) and generate a random passphrase using at least 15 (25+ advised) characters (with lowercase, uppercase, numbers, symbols, space everything checked). Save it carefully, and copy paste it twice in TryeCrypt. h) Large Files Select "Yes" i) Volume Format Move your mouse randomly (to create randomness in the Key) a few seconds then click "Format", wait. Congratulation, you now are the owner of an encrypted file container. IV) CREATION OF A VIRTUAL MACHINE USING VIRTUALBOX First, you need to mount the encrypted folder you just created. For this, open TrueCrypt, and click on random letter (remember it and always use the same to avoid corruption). I personally use R: (don't ask me why, I guess I used it the first time and it stuck). Then, click on "Select File" and browse to your newly created folder, click on "Open". Then, click on "Mount", it'll ask for your passphrase. Open it with KeePass and copy past it. Click "OK". If everything went well, you can know access your encrypted folder using Windows Explorer in computer. Truecrypt created a virtual partition. Okay, so now, off to creating a Virtual Machine. You must have downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 (700MO or so). Good, save the .iso file somwhere. a) Open VirtualBox, click on "New". In name, type in Ubuntu, it'll automatically select the type and version needed. Click "Next". b) Memory Size. It's the amount of RAM you want to allocate to your virtual machine. I personally have 12GB of RAM and I allocated 4096MO to my VM (virtual machine). Note : Consider that the amount of RAM you give to your VM gone from your physical machine. Even if you don't run anything on your VM, the amount given (4096MO) won't be usable by your physical machine until you shutdown your VM. Click "Next". c) Hard-Drive. Select "Create a virtual hard drive now", click "Create". d) Type of hard drive file Select "VDI (Image disk VirtualBox)" Click "Next". e) Select "Fixed Size", click "Next". f) File location and size For location, click the yellow folder and go to the letter you mounted the file in TrueCrypt (for me R:\the-name-of-your-VM.vdi) In size, pick whatever the amount of GB you allocated to the crypted folder MINUS 1.5GB. !! Note : very important. For exemple, if your crypted folder is 10GB, you must pick 8,50 Gio. !! Click "Create" and wait a minute or two for VBox to create your VM. V) TWEAKS TO VBOX Here are the settings I use for my SilkRoad Machine. To access settings, in VirtualBox, select your newly created VM and click "Configuration". Go to the onglet "System" => "Proc", select a reasonnable Value (where the green and red meets is generally ok). Type in 90% in allocated ressources. Go to the onglet "Display" => "Video", select a reasonnable Value (where the green and red meets is generally ok). Number of screen, 1 by default. You can use more screens if you have more than one. Vbox supports it beautifully. Click "OK". VI) INSTALLING AND SETTING UP LINUX a) Open VBox, select your virtual machine in the left and click "Start" at the top. You now are running your virtual machine. Now you must install Linux on it. A window will pop up and ask you to select a booting disk. Click the yellow folder and browse to the Ubuntu.iso file you previously downloaded. Click on "Start". You VM will now boot using Ubuntu. Install it, check "Download updated while installing", leave everything else as is. Select "Erase disk and install Ubuntu". File in the settings needed. In name, type whatever you want (note : I usually just type in the same letter I used to mount the folder with TrueCrypt). Pick a password (a new fresh password, that one isn't necessarily important but make sure you remember it). Select "Require my password to log in", you don't mind extra lawyers of security. Click "Continue". Now, wait, the installation can take up to an hour or two. When done, click on "Restart Now". When rebooting, you will be asked to if you want to boot using the installation, DON'T anything and wait. Now you have a beautiful orange/purple page asking you for your password. Type in the password you wrote during the installation process and press Enter. Welcome to Ubuntu. b) You need to setup a few things. First, you can go fullscreen pressing Right CTRL + F (the CTRL next to the arrows on the right of your keyboard). Better, right ? You'll notice those black borders onto the sides. That's ugly and bad for your eyes. To remediate, you need to install a pack of drivers especially made for Virtual machines. To do so, put your cursor to the very bottom center of your screen (if you are in fullscreen mode, else you have access to the options at the very top of the window). Click on "Peripheric", Click on "Install Guest Additions". An autorun window will open up, select "Run Software" and click "OK". Enter your Ubuntu password. Click "Authenticate". An ugly purple window will open with ugly white characters, it's the terminal. We'll use it later for different stuff. Wait a minute or two until you have the terminal says this "Press Return to close this window...". Press Return on your keyboard (above Enter) to close the window, ldo. Reboot the virtual machine by going to the very top right of your screen. Now to go the options, on the left, you'll see a dock of icons, click the Gear with the Red hammer or whatever you call it in english (I know it's not a hammer). Double click on "Displays", pick your favorite resolution. Click "Apply" then "Keep that resolution". Much better, cierto ? You will notice the OS seems slow and laggy, even more so if you installed your VM on a USB pendrive. To remediate, follow those steps. Run the terminal (push ALT + F2 and type in "Terminal", double click to open it. Copy past that command : /uslib/nux/unity_support_test -p The following should appear : Not software rendered: no Not blacklisted: yes GLX fbconfig: yes GLX texture from pixmap: yes GL npot or rect textures: yes GL vertex program: yes GL fragment program: yes GL vertex buffer object: yes GL framebuffer object: yes GL version is 1.4+: yes Unity 3D supported: no As you can see, 3D acceleration isn't activated. To activate it, return to terminal and copy past that command, enter password when asked. When "asked to continue [Y/n] ?", type in Y then press enter. sudo bash -c 'echo vboxvideo >> /etc/modules' Shutdown the virtual machine (you can do it manually inside the VM or press Right CTRL + Q and select "Send extinction signal". Go back to VirtualBox and go to configuration => display. Check Activate 3D acceleration. Boot your VM, open terminal and type /uslib/nux/unity_support_test -p You should now see that Unity 3D is supported and your OS is fluid. Don't expect native performances tho, it's still an emulated OS. VII) INSTALLING TOR Run your VM. Open a firefox window and go to https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en Select the Linux version and download it. Close Firefox. We want to use that machine on the clearweb as little as possible. Unpack (or drag&drop) the tor-browser_en-US folder in the folder "Home" or desktop or whervere you want. Open the folder and double click on "start-tor-browser". It will open a weird text editor with gibberish stuff in it. Close it. We need to activate an option first. Push ALT, in that window, type "dconf-editor" and press Enter. In dconfg-editor go to: org => gnome => nautilus =>preferences Click on "executable-text-activation" and from drop down menu select: "launch: to launch scripts as programs." Close dconf-editor. You can now launch TOR. and browse anonymously the road. I strongly advise you to install KeePass for linux by going to Ubuntu Software Center to save passwords for Silkroad as well as your PGP passphrase. VIII) SHORT INTRODUCTION TO PGP VIA THE LINUX TERMINAL PGP is a powerful protocal that allows you to encrypt and decrypt messages and files. It has been used for over 15 years and is the standard all over the world for industry and governement communications. So first, we must create our own set of keys. A) Creating your own keys To do so, open the terminal and type GPG. It will reply : gpg: Go ahead and type your message ... Ok, you've got GPG installed already, perfect. To create your key, type : gpg --gen-key Type 1 then hit Enter You'll be asked to chose between 1024 and 4096 bits. Chose 4096 (the most secure), hit Enter. Next window, type 0, press Enter, then type Y, press Enter. You are now asked to enter your name, it's important you don't type in your Real Name obviously but it's also important to chose something that identifies you. I chose my Silkroad name so that my contacts know the key is mine. Email adress : [email protected] or whatever you want, shouldn't be real. Comment : none, press Enter Type in "O" to confirm, press Enter Enter passphrase, very important to chose something very secure. As usual, open up KeePass and generate a strong passphrase, there is no limitation AFAIK. Then you'll be asked to do random stuff on your computer to generate bytes to ensure randomness in your key pool. Do stuff, open a random file and type in stuff for exemple. Once it's done (it can take a few minutes), you now have your own set of keys. What we want to do know is to export the public key so that you can share it with your sellers/buyers. Type : gpg --armor --export your-email-adress-used-before Copy paste the public key in a .txt file on your desktop and share it whenever you buy/sell. B) Importing a public key To send a message to someone, you must important its key. To do so, create a document and copy paste the key there, close & save it. Now, open seahorse (hit ALT and type in Seahorse, open the program called "Passwords and keys". Put your cursor in the very top left of your screen and click file => import, select the file you saved the key in. Done. C) Encrypting a message Open the terminal and type : gpg -ear name-or-email-of-your-contact < Press Enter Type your message Press Enter, finish by typing "end" and press Enter again. You'll have your encrypted message. Something that looks like that : -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (GNU/Linux) hQIMA7eD31/5BBRZAQ/9Hq1r1gpOIf2r06zSIL8Ww0tUCC9PlNiMpemPwhpZsccB vO4MOMrnV41BHToTQNfh0xiZdXFxO/T6ow4oatP2Ap/BvZtipcAAjJKowP6aaTOJ Wgd7nC4FTJvRUjgkW/p3imlQsdTVb3+2dNzCPp0yrr8NocW77+4Ka/+4aoql0UmI 3mKLjo0+eof8qAnQd5jOaAcWTszhIwBd99rXVbRCjNa/jMsSQ9Vnn7L+WqYGHuAI MMdOCU3peifV/7zA6A0bMKzStWc1JIa84wus91/mmErkRcNZHqThCje8eulinzRm RthaH0yi7ty65F3IuSqbq/qdpdE9UXvwjySbFE7ANCPpnkP4jv+oL95UezyjbO2x ra1Il7XKbYvaf0oXJAz5xKsLfeHKB3kCR+Kxzt9NmdRZ4rPZ4ZjSN5WI9YeOL0t/ W7oaCyBcFD/6/m/63VNYZTrwrqBGqsWhXVFpoHalvd+09CffsdQjwDIMy9u3TtRk j+FDSGuukKrS/7exWSoajSDhTK+koSS8CIFvyocZ81EkGhnUjd4kxlIAu4UCXmG6 LiJXXo7X5PK7knGtlzZXstrtrrttr8FFeAbSHsZ0+ihdxtNSvx1EPewl TtLSKoUT9ickUrxFoPm2z1vqBwN/087EaCU6BSX8uwZ8GrxMwSKgVmQKfVyfgMDS RAGGtmuRwgfyhthrertwF0KV8nTajDnSqoGiMAgK7y+e320OEFnYXOKIXlue l7FvOHwi9jZbBAR4HHAfhgJIj78P =OT60 -----END PGP MESSAGE----- You can now send the encrypted message to your contact. D) Decrypting messages Open the terminal and type : gpg -da < Press enter, then copy paste the message you received. Press Enter, finish by tiping end then press Enter again. You will be asked to enter the passphrase to decrypt it. Open KeePass and copy paste it. The result will be like this : You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for user: "abcd [email protected]" 4096-bit RSA key, ID xx, created 2013-05-08 (main key ID xxx) gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID xxx, created 2013-05-08 "abcd [email protected]" ENCRYPTED MESSAGE TO THE SILK ROAD HERE You can now safely converse with your vendors. IX) ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS I hope everything worked well. Finally, the most important security advice someone can give is to use your brain. Don't do anything stupid and you should be fine. Feel free to discuss issues you may have encontered here or by PM, I'll gladly help you getting setup. Remember also that your security is only as good as your contacts security. For exemple, if your seller is stupid and keeps detailed informations of his buyers on file, then there isn't much you can do in case he gets caught. I could have sold this tutorial but I chose not to because my personnal security is guaranteed only if yours is aswell. You get my point. 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before we begin, i request that you all remain respectful and leave the trolling & spam out of this discussion. i would like for this to be a thread where those who feel cheated for the Nth time by these darknet scum to discuss intelligently what may be really going on. time for some tinfoil. first, some difficult to answer questions for defcon: 1) Why would you place ALL the coins into hot storage premature to releasing the new autofinalize? even upon its release there would have been 3 days more without a dispute before the release to the vendors. also, its highly doubtful that in order to prep for the new feature, ALL of the coins were needed in hot storage.. you only needed enough to meet daily withdrawal demands and for whatever reason i find it impossible to believe that the site would be drained of 100% of its funds on any given day lol 2) could you possibly offer any explanation as to why several people posted evidence of withdrawal activity in their silkroad wallet AFTER the site was pulled down? How would the "hacker" still have the ability to withdraw funds if the site was not available? 3) some of us are not idiots and understand the bitcoin protocol very well. transaction malleability doesnt allow for anyone to steal BTC automatically like you claim unless the backend was specifically coded to allow such a flaw.. is the dev team really that incompetent to allow repeated large withdrawals based upon fake transaction confirmations? all this talk of security and delaying even the most basic of features yet not one method in place to prevent someone from taking all of the sites coins in a matter of hours? 4) you kept all your personal funds in SR hot storage too and not in a personal online or offline wallet? lol 5) only 2.6m in funds were shown to be taken by the addresses you listed. the sheep take was estimated at over 35m. are we expected to believe that "the largest and busiest darknet market" only had a total of 2.6m in circulation? id be willing to bet you earned more than that in commission alone thus far.. 6) offline for a week- staff "too afraid" to disable withdrawals- transaction malleability announcement by MTGOX- all funds moved into hot storage- persistent deadline failures- constantly growing escrow due to scamming & lack of autofinalize- are you the king of coincidences? anyone that can offer intelligible solid answers to these questions please be my guest and do so. now for the tinfoil (a lot of speculation purely on my behalf): Defcon dpr2 and the rest of the staff for that matter are either all one person or a very small group of people working together with the same goal in mind- repeatedly defrauding their userbase out of as much money as possible. the userbase are all engaged in illegal activity so they are the perfect target for such an operation. No one involved with the administration has offered any proof whatsoever of what theyre claiming happened.. just a bunch of trust us we're sorry. Reading through your threads is like reading a fun filled fairytale in which everyone loves you and your hardwork & dedication.. almost as if youre patting yourself on the back with dozens of puppet accounts to maintain what looks like the communities' support. all the while ive watched many a deleted post and curiously banned users disappear because people have valid and unanswered inquiries. disabled autofinalize, the total lack of support regarding scamming, disappearing deposits, and refunded vendor bonds all lend credence to the fact that you were building a massive escrow with malicious intent. ill even go as far as claiming the staff maintained several of the larger scamming accounts to add to the forever growing escrow. the only thing ill give credit to defcon and his crew for is impeccable timing and very elaborate conjured stories. amazing job guys as it still seems there will be a loyal following of drug addicted users as you all descend into the next chapter of the scam that keeps on giving. I advise and implore all users of silkroad and the majority of these darknet markets to seek the truth and to not be so blind and willingly take these guys words as fact. DPR2 made the mistake of signing a PGP message using Stexo's key and if that in itself isnt a dead giveaway of the lies that are perpetuating here, then I dont know what will convince you. As long as we all continue to support their devious endeavors, they will happily remain in their positions and rob us all the while smiling in our faces.
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Get signed up for Abraxas Darknet Market today @ http://abraxasdegupusel.onion/registeD5nyzxZ1HL That link includes an invite code which is required for new users to gain access to Abraxas Market Place. This quick little writeup/guide will teach you to quickly and easily signup/connect to Abraxas Market anonymous online darknet drug marketplace (think Silkroad but more secure, faster and fully anonymous and still operational! This is a great alternative to Agora while they are down for upgrades). This is the biggest and baddest darknet/deepweb market to rise up and replace the hunger created from the demise of silk road. You can buy and sell ANYTHING from legal and illegal drugs and narcotics, guns and counterfeits to electronics, jewelry, clothes, forgeries, fake IDs, fake passports, super cheap airline tickets and hotel bookings - anything you can imagine! In order to signup/register for Abraxas you will need to first download the TOR browser, this is to keep you 100% anonymous and safe (the site will NOT load in your regular browser, it will only appear in TOR so this is the first step: https://www.torproject.org/ ). This is not optional as .Onion sites such as Abraxas Marketplace will only load in the secure and anonymous TOR browser and it will keep your real identity, location and IP hidden from any possible law enforcement as well as from people you are buying or selling to/from and even the owners/administrators of Abraxas itself. Once you have opened your TOR browser copy and paste this referral link (you can click it in your TOR browser but it is recommend always getting in the habit of copy+pasting to avoid phishing and know exactly where you're going so you know its not a masked/hidden/misleading link) into your TOR browser to get registered on Abraxas and start browsing all of the drugs and other goodies: http://abraxasdegupusel.onion/registeD5nyzxZ1HL Now you are connected to Abraxas with my private invite code (Abraxas is invitation only to keep us secure from LE and running fast/smoothly) and you can signup and create an account. To make a purchase on Abraxas simply click 'Wallet' on the top of the page to view your Abraxas wallet address and send bitcoin(s) to that address. Your account will be funded with whatever you add (no fees, you receive 100% of the bitcoins you deposit). Browse through all of the categories and products by clicking on listings. From here you may either browse by category and perform a search in the search box for a specific item/drug/listing. When you're ready to make a purchase click on the buy link and select your desired shipping option (if multiple options available). You will now want to open the seller's page by clicking on their name to get their PGP key. This allows you to send your address encrypted so not even the site's admins let alone any possible hackers will ever be able to view your address that you send to them. (Read up on how to create/encrypt your message with PGP for the seller here: https://reddit.com/SilkRoad/comments/1qh266/guide_pgp_4_n00bz/ ) Once you have your address and any additional message/details encrypted in PGP copy and paste the encrypted code into the message/notes box on your Abraxas checkout page. Click 'Confirm' and enter your PIN code you used during registration and your order will be sent out to the seller (note that your funds will be held in escrow by Abraxas and you get your package/product before the seller gets paid to avoid either of you getting ripped off!). Enjoy this same process for as many orders as you wish and welcome to Abraxas Darknet Drug Marketplace - you're now a master of the darknet and unlimited drugs lay just a day and a purchase away from your mailbox and ultimately your body! Feel free to leave a comment here with any questions you may have (I am not affiliated with Abraxas but am more than happy to help people get started!). Remember you must have an invite link to get signed up, feel free to use my personal one: http://abraxasdegupusel.onion/registeD5nyzxZ1HL
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