Breaking Contact (Part I)

Good Stuff.
Prepare Now or Pay the Undertaker Later.

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CCW Safe is doing a series about our ultimate goal in Personal Protection. I am happy that I have been able to make a contribution to the literature of our Art.

Our goal in personal protection is to force a break in contact [with a criminal attacker]. We want them to go away, or we want to go away. One or the other.

https://ccwsafe.com/blog/breaking-contact-pt-1

This philosophical fundamental is the true meaning of “Get off the X” for the Private Citizen. Sidestepping or whatever method is taught to get off the X isn’t the end or even the important part of the process. Forcing the attacker to withdraw or making our escape is the end objective.

It’s nothing new. Military units have probably been doing this since before the Roman Empire existed. It’s easily overlooked at the moment of an incident, though. For some folks, escaping is a natural response but…

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How a Burglar Robs Your Home in 8 Minutes

A Burglar’s Universal Search Pattern – How a Burglar Robs Your Home in 8 Minutes

 

Eye-opening article.

Regardless of where you live or how “secure” you think your home is, read this one twice and pass it along to a friend or loved one.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Crime Awareness: Joker’s Stash Carding Market to Call it Quits

Joker’s Stash Carding Market to Call it Quits

Good news for us decent folks: One of the largest shops for stolen credit card and identity information on the dark web is closing it’s doors.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

When the Fight Comes To You: Why the Pump Is Primed For a Rural Conflict

brushbeater

I originally wrote this back in October. How are you using your time?

There’s a common misconception in the Survivalist community. “I’ll retreat…get away from the major population centers…work to live off the grid…and let the urban hellholes rot.

Well…about that.

Rural living is, for all intents and purposes, a better way to live. We’re more in tune with the natural world by and large, not in spite of it, and for the most part the lifestyle lends itself well to harder people used to doing without. And for people like me, there’s nothing that replaces the generations-deep connections to your homeland. The people there are your people- and in spite of differences, there is a deeply ingrained love of place. It is home.

Sounds good until the problems begin to bubble up. The first issue is questioning exactly how many in those rural areas are actually self-sufficient…

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Security Chart of Messaging Apps

Handy Info for Reference.

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IntelTechniquesSecureE2EE CommsComparisonBeta v. 0.1October 2020
MessagingConfideDustJitsiiMessageMatrix/ElementSessionSignalSudoTelegramThreemaWhatsAppWickrWireNotes
E2EE Messaging (In-Network)YESYESYESYESOPTIONALYESYESYESYESYESPARTIAL*YESYES*Whatsapp cloud (Google) backups are not E2EE
Country of OwnershipUSAUSAUSAUSAUKAustraliaUSAUSAUAESwitzerlandUSAUSAUSAMany other cloud backups (Google, iCloud, etc) may not be E2EE
14-Eyes AssociationYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESNONOYESYESYES
Open SourceNONOYESNOYESYESYESNOYESPARTIALNOPARTIALYES
3rd-Party MetadataYESYESYESYESNONONONOYESNOYESYESNO
3rd-Party AnalyticsYESYESYESYESNONONONOYESNOYESYESNO
FundingVariousMark Cuban8×8AppleMatrix/ElementLokiSignalAnonyome LabsVariousThreemaFacebookVarious

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