Re: in a 3-3 economy class configuration.
Interesting. I am more the 666 kind of person. :)
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We (and many others) actually have bought a slave just to handle the slinging around of tapes. We tend to call them "library". But yes, tape size has not kept up with disk size, a large (enterprise) drive is around 15-20TB capacity, while tape is only about the same. Uncompressed, which tape drives can do better than disk controllers.
A kilometer is more than enough. Move away from the launcher (to keep your position hidden), then pop up, maybe some more maneuvering, deploy missle. Afterwards maybe some scouting, would not even bother with recovery. Downside: you^ll probably need an operator on the launcher, so MBTs are not an option.
[...]with a trusted third party, like Google,[...] should read "with a trusted third party, or Google,"
No need to thank me.
I'll have to arrange myself with them and their services provided, yet I do avoid them wherever possible. They are as thrustworthy as amazon is a benevolent employer.
running everything you have on one server would require your software to be written to a higher level of stability than anyone would be willing to spend in order to achieve.
Back in the 70s/80s this would have been possible, but these days there is so much shitty code around somehow still essential, no way monolithic server would be able to cope.
Yes, the serious bugs they found require access to the servers ("In the “compromised Threema” threat model we consider
attacks by an adversary who has gained access to Threema servers")
or an unlocked phone, an unlocked app and then running a full backup. (attacks 6 and 7 from the paper).
Or social engineering (2).