I started collecting 'spook words' this after reading about a rumor that the major intelligence agencies would scan all messages floating around on the Internet looking for something interesting, This is why some paranoid folks say the Internet is so slow, The NSA says that they don't, but that's what the NSA would say. Another rumor to the story is that the NSA and all those other three lettered agencies just don't have the bandwidth to look at all those messages, and that its all those people farting around watching Bugs Bunny on Real Audio from work sucking down all that bandwidth.

There may be some truth to the rumors, digital wiretaps have been done on the Internet looking for particular words used by criminal hackers and only a few messages that weren't related to the case were captured and dissseminated.

The idea here is that if lots of people add suspicious words to their messages, the world's intel agencies will be too busy with spurious input that they will have to give up reading it all.

Anyone who has read the source code of my homepage or Prayers Pay will see the list below with some additions here and there, You might want to sprinkle some of these words into your X-headers for a little fun. Most to nearly all of these words have been collected using open sources, (books, online, seminars, conventions, broadcasts, movies, etc...)But I am always looking for more. Mail me if you have any.

William Knowles erehwon-at-c4i.org

Last updated 1.18.98

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