Since the 2020 election, no one has worked as hard in trying to expose the truth, as Mike Lindell. He just recently offered anyone $5 million dollars to anyone who can prove his election data is wrong.
Mike Lindell put together his ‘Absolute Truth’ a while back and since that time it has been played countless times.
In the movie, Lindell interviews several people who claim to have information on fraud that was committed during the election.
He brought on a lady named Mary Fanning who provided information claiming that election data was sent to China and other countries where it was edited and then sent back in order to give Biden the win.
She claims she got her information from a guy named Montgomery. But Montgomery is a known fraudster and he could have planted the information to embarrass conservatives who repeated his claims.
Now another IT expert is beginning to look into the data provided to Mike Lindell. His name is “Code Monkey Z.” His real name is Ronald Watkins and he is a cyber expert.
Here is Watkins’ breakdown of what to look for with Mike Lindell’s information. (Along with Watkins’ comments below, we have added comments from another cyber expert who reviewed these comments and we have added these comments in green.)
- Mike Lindell’s PCAPs are very important and might be absolute proof of a cyber operation that targeted the election.
I say “might” because PCAPs are a very specific thing and would need to be proven with analysis before we know for sure. (There is no such thing as “absolute proof of a cyber operation”, any evidence (unless you yourself generated the content) can only be expressed as a degree of certainty.)
- PCAP is an abbreviation for “Packet Capture”. Data travels over the internet in packets that can be easily intercepted with specifically designed software or hardware. (Not all internet traffic can be intercepted. You need physical access to the tap point in order to intercept the pocket traffic that it controls.)
- Packets are relayed over many nodes and jumps between the origin and the recipient. Any of these relays or networks in between are able to capture packets which pass through. (Data pockets often travel over a complex path of networks between source and target.)
- Just having 100 Gorillabytes of packet captures means nothing on its own since packets are being sent constantly back and forth over the internet. The fact that you are able to read this message means you are receiving packets in real time. (For the novice reading this, “gorillabytes’ is not a real measurement.)
- Since packets are sent back and forth constantly with any amount of jumps or networks in between, anybody along the route could theoretically capture the packets holding your online banking password and steal your money.
- Now why isn’t everyone’s online bank account getting hacked every day by people who get the smart idea to run packet capturing software?
- TLS, or Transfer Layer Security, encrypts your data before sending it over the network. If anybody captures your packets while you’re using TLS, then they just see a garbled mess. (TLS is only one of many security measures that are used to protect pocket traffic.)
- Only the recipient and sender of the packet will know what the packet contains if TLS is used. (TLS can still be intercepted, decoded and modified in transit.)
- Now let’s think for a second about Mike Lindell’s PCAPs.
- If Mike Lindell has PCAPs that prove there was a cyber operation that targeted the election networks, then first we need to think about how he got the PCAPs.
- If we assume TLS was enabled, then Mike Lindell would only be able to get intelligible PCAPs if the person logging the packets was either the sender, receiver, or cracked the encryption of the packets.
- If Mike’s team was able to crack TLS then we will have a major problem for anybody who uses the internet.
- There are man-in-the-middle techniques which could grab packets thought to be end-to-end encrypted but very few groups are in position to do so. (see: nsa, cloudflare, etc).
- Now let’s assume that the sender/receiver of the packets didn’t use TLS. If Mike’s team was able to run the packet capturing mechanism somewhere along the network routes that the election data took, and TLS was not enabled, then we can essentially conclude that He. Has. It. All.
- The barrier to entry to use TLS is very low. It takes but a minute to enable on a server or software, and takes seconds as an end-user (https is TLS, http isnt).
- If election management software sent packets over the internet without at least enabling TLS, then that indicates that they are careless at implementing security at the least, and might even be potentially malicious.
- I have not seen Mike Lindell’s PCAPs and don’t know the circumstances and data he has, but this could potentially be HUGE if he is able to verify and properly analyze what happened on the networks on election night.
- Packets consist of two portions: the header and the payload. The header contains information about the packet, such as its origin and destination IP addresses (an IP address is like a computer’s mailing address). The payload is the actual data
Neither myself nor this site can vouch for the authenticity of this information.
We are just reporting on what Watkins said and people more computer savvy than ourselves could possibly explain it better. But, if his information is correct, it could take election irregularities to a whole new level.