An Appeal to Patriots Im scared for my country, and I am especially scared for you good people who look to this space for guidance. I have seen how my folks are suffering. No one has money. Half of my family is suffering from issues relating to drug abuse. Honest work is getting hard to find for the ill-connected. I see the accomplishments of my parents and grandparents and wonder how so many of my generation are barely holding on, fighting hard to stay in the middle class.
Ways of life that have existed for a century are vanishing, often because of decisions made via algorithms whose inner workings cannot be comprehended by any single living human being. The world is shifting away under our feet, largely due to inscrutable forces with no historical parallel. Change is everywhere and can be sourced to nowhere. Sneering elites in government and the media look down on us and assure us that this is all our fault. It is difficult to know who to trust.
In times like these, we reach out for any comfort we can find. We want to help, we want to put our meager power together with others and fix it all. There are people out there in the world who will take advantage of this powerful need. Politicians, business leaders, religions and others.
I firmly believe that all of you love the United States of America, and revere the work of our Founding Fathers, mighty men who led the world in skill and learning. Men like Jefferson and Madison, Washington and Hamilton. Men who revered reason and the exploration of natural law. Over and over again in their writings, they expound the world view of the Enlightenment, among whose core values is that there is a singular, true natural order established by our Creator, and that all things must obey that law, and that this natural law is fundamentally knowable by human kind. That from that order flows the equality of men, and the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
On this basis our Fathers forged our great nation. They did not always agree on what should be built upon that firm foundation, but through conflict and struggle with one another they built the great compromise that is embodied by our Constitution, whose fruit has been unparalleled freedom.
It is my belief that anyone who betrays those founding values by asking us to suspend trust in well-constructed arguments and the knowable is betraying the foundation of our law, our history, and our civilization. I believe that exhortations to abandon friends and family in favor of numerology and cryptic messages are the products of charlatans, not patriots.
It is my belief that Q is a charlatan.
It is my belief that Q is a young, untrained American man who is playing games with your faith, your hope, and your love of country, mostly because he finds it amusing. I believe he may call you to violence, not to save our home, but merely for entertainment.
There are many arguments for this, but I will name a few that Q has been gleefully rubbing our noses in since the beginning.
Firstly, his name itself. Q, after the Department of Energys Q clearance. I have had the opportunity to work in our countrys national labs, and have worked with some of those clever, hard-working folks that hold Q clearance. A Q clearance grants access to carefully compartmentalized nuclear weapons information. One who holds a Q clearance is a scientist, engineer, or manager who is deemed trustworthy by classifying authorities. Q clearance holders are people who employ our nations most dangerous technical secrets to manufacture and maintain weaponry than can end the world in a flash of baleful fire.
They are not experts in spycraft and combat operations.
If, for some curious reason, our President put a Q clearance individual in charge of such an operation, it is not believable that anyone would issue commands and share national security information with strangers via a cobbled-together web site of uncertain security particularly if said websites claim to fame was a loud public argument about about video games.
If that catastrophic chain of events were to take place somehow, this nuclear/black ops guru would not stoop so low as to secure this essential line of communication with a DES/crypt(3) based tripcode hash, with the excuse that it is necessary in order to maintain portability between 4chan-style image boards. This is not a concern of a serious man. Plus, DES has been considered extremely insecure for a quarter-century and can be cracked in hours on commodity hardware, as has been demonstrated here. That presumptive hero would, under no circumstances, embed an insult and a lie into that very cryptographic signature (see technical discussion that follows for details).
The person who would do that is not a patriot, not an operator, and not a hero. This person is a vain child. It is hard as hell for me to admit when Ive been fooled. I have been in that place. It is humiliating. I beg you not to turn away from this message, and to absorb the short-term suffering that recognition and repentance entails. I dont think that you will find it impossible, because you are tough. If you have trusted Q, you have lived a hard existence these last months. The world is hard enough as it is without shouldering the responsibility of fighting a hyper-competent, irredeemably evil enemy on your own. It is a terribly isolating thing.
To escape and survive, youve likely made friends with others who believe, and youve endured this difficult world-view together. Embrace that friendship and camaraderie, because it is a rare thing in our lonely age! Take that energy, together, and go out and use it as our Founders intended. Register each other to vote, canvas, run for office, persuade your fellows, read everything, and trust only that which is worth your heart, your effort, your blood and treasure. Most of all, do not be discouraged for long, because your country still needs you. Our foes are merely human, and can be overcome by you and me and others with true faith and sincere human effort.
I am not a infosec expert, so please feel view this analysis with a skeptical eye, and as always, do your own research!
Q verifies his identity via a cryptographic signature, or tripcodes. These tripcode hashes (e.g. CbboFOtcZs ) are based on the DES/crypt(3) encryption algorithm. DES (Digital Encryption Standard) was standardized in 1977 and has been largely deprecated due to widely-known weaknesses. A good primer on these weaknesses from way back in 1997 can be found here: http://personal.stevens.edu/~khockenb/crypt3.html . Tripcodes are created via the algorithm described here: http://www.thefullwiki.org/Tripcode. I suspect that if such an operation were carried out, the coordinator would at least sign messages using an algorithm from the NSA Suite B, such as the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or even a PGP signature so that an opponent couldnt hijack his identity as easily as has been done here. He may upgrade his standards after reading this, but frankly, it is a far too late to matter.
Using an open source password cracker (hashcat), publicly available information, and a little guess work about Qs favored key space, a user can successfully recover all of the passwords that correspond to Q tripcodes. These are posted below in chronological order of use:
Tripcode: ITPb.qbhqo -> Password: Matlock
Tripcode: UW.yye1fxo -> Password: M@tlock!
Tripcode: xowAT4Z3VQ -> Password: Freed@m-
Tripcode: 2jsTvXXmXs -> Password: F!ghtF!g
Tripcode: 4pRcUA0lBE -> Password: NowC@mes
Tripcode: CbboFOtcZs -> Password: StoRMkiL
Tripcode: A6yxsPKia. -> Password: WeAReQ@Q
Note that Q seems to be unaware that the algorithm only takes the first 8 characters of the password and ignores the rest. In the past, Q has claimed to have baked meaning and foreknowledge of future events into these passwords, in particular, the 4pRcUA0lBE:NowC@mes tripcode-password pair. If I understand correctly, Q claims that the full password was NowC@mesTHEP@in23, with 23 signifying the date of an important event, but anything beginning with NowC@mes would yield the same tripcode signature. This weakness severely undercuts any claimed predictive power and indicates a possible intent to mislead. For example, all of the following passwords should yield the same tripcode, 4pRcUA0lBE:
NowC@mesTheKing Q is Snoop Dogg
NowC@mesTheSun Q is Ringo Starr
NowC@mesTheAnswer-42 Q is Douglas Adams
These can all be tested at at minichans tripcode test page. https://minichan.org/triptest?name=A%23NowC%40mesTheAnswer-42 .
To directly test all of these examples with a DES cypher, go to https://www.functions-online.com/crypt.html , paste the password in, and use the second and third characters of the password as the salt. The tripcode will be the final ten characters of the resulting DES hash.
Most concerning to me is the penultimate password, which contains the word StoRM, which is Qs prophesied calamity which will sweep away those Q calls out as enemies and may involve mass arrests, executions, and institution of martial law in the worst case. The second part, kiL, is self-explanatory. Both of these are especially concerning since Q has been ramping of his rhetoric of late. I urge everyone to be VERY careful before taking action which could injure anyone, especially yourself, your family, and your fellow patriots, at Qs direction. I do not believe he has our values or best interests at heart.
Finally, many of you know someone who has handled highly classified information, worked in SCIFs, and communicated securely in a professional context. I urge you to seek their wisdom in this matter, to evaluate to feasibility of Qs claims. I also urge you to study the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), which covers handling and protection of national security information in exhaustive detail, then contrast its instructions with what Q is doing.
It is my hope that I am blowing this all out of proportion, and I apologize if I am making mountains out of molehills. However, I feel that it is my duty to pass this on to you all, just in case. God bless you, and thank you again for your time and all your hard work.
Pull the other one, it's got bells on it.
Thank you for posting that. Did it make its way into the safe space (qthread)?
I have a friend who forwarded me an email from one of the former qgroup (it is a group, not 1 person). Yes, it is a larp.
I think the content of this hacker's letter is meant to be picked up by the MSM and used to accuse any public figure who endorses Q's validity as "advocating violence" and will likely be used to justify banning/deleting Twitter/Facebook/Youtube accounts. Q encourages readers to do their own research and think for themselves.
The purpose for attacking Q's domain today was to discredit the Q phenom.
The 10 or so false posts were scrubbed out but they were saved. Here's a screenshot of the false post that gave the pastebin link to the "Appeal to Patriots" BS.
Note that it is signed ¬Q and not simply Q or Q+. The symbol in front of Q in ¬Q is ¬ which is a negation in symbolic logic calculus.
¬Q = Not Q.
The persons that write the BS you posted are fat, ugly, smelly, locked in rooms with computers, have no real social life other than trolling people on the internet. They are like gamers that never grew up. They are in fact losers. Their false sense of self-esteem lies in their knowledge of computers and internet. They get their thrills out of hacking, attacking, disrupting others, and spreading clever lies to see how successful they are at fooling others. They are creepy and have sick personalities.
Here is a screenshot of one example, a real one:
So when you post the BS you posted, you are actually promoting and marketing such creeps. Congratulations, pat yourself on the back. You've joined a club of computer literate sleezebags.
That would be a logical step but when someone like that does step forward here and offer what little factual information that person might be able to offer then that person is told they are wrong by people who don't have any of that background or separated from their position 20 years before any related technology being discussed even existed.
This person is trying create doubt knowing that such a person is not available for the average person to consult and himself is merely playing on the readers emotions. A suspicious ploy in and of itself, not actual evidence against.
I also know that this guy who posted this is every bit as much of a larp as he claims Q is. Someone who supposedly has had a Q clearance as the poster claims he had would know that people with compartmentalized clearances really cant say anything due to NDAs. Its not just that they cant give out secrets they remember, it means for many they cant even get into any specifics about what they did, well, at least not for 99 years from final debrief. Talking to someone who actually knows something isn't going to achieve anything.
Ultimately, none of that has anything to do with anything really because what little information has been directly relayed is open source, that is to say, not classified in and of itself and available to anyone that might know where to dig. No TS/SCI needed therefor no reason to need guidance from such a person.
Good advice...its hard to see how anyone with a real background in intelligence, as Q purports, would fail to keep their comms secure.
-btw the flag posted by the person who hacked Qanon and left that message is known as a 'yellow jack' and serves as an international maritime symbol signifying quarantine.