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RE: Network Sniffing
From: "xtrecate" <xtrecate () spymac com>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 13:45:37 -0800


I wasn't alive during the Nixon's reign of wtfs, but I don't think Nixon, or
indeed anyone engaging in underhanded political subterfuge, would be
particularly worried about the log files at insecure.org, which is what my
commentary pertained to.

"This depends heavily on who decides what a felony is.
Just consider free speech in China. Brings you right into jail.
And I wouldn't go as far as to put the FBI (or any other such agency) beyond
doubt.  Same applies to our (german) authorities as well."  

I was not instilling blind faith into the FBI, more trying to provide a
perspective not so tainted by the paranoia intrinsic to many of the messages
I see pass through FD.

--xtrecate

-----Original Message-----
From: lee.e.rian () census gov [mailto:lee.e.rian () census gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 8:47 AM
To: xtrecate
Subject: RE: [Full-disclosure] Network Sniffing

People intending to commit felonies over the internet, obviously, have
something to worry about... though I'm not sure why anyone would be
sympathetic to their plight.

It's not only felons or even just people that intend to commit felonies
that the FBI investigates.  Are you old enough to remember Nixon & Hoover?

-----Other Original Message I'm Replying Too-----
From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of Florian Streck
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 11:57 PM
To: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Network Sniffing

On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 08:26:41PM -0800, xtrecate wrote:
The article states that the FBI served subpoenas for specific information
from insecure.org, likely after finding evidence that some specific
attacker
(who, no doubt, did something which deserves to be investigated) retrieved
data from insecure.org.  It would appear they are simply trying to
cross-reference logs to discover an attacker's real IP address.  This is
pretty legitimate, and Fyodor was apparently very diligent in ensuring all
information was retrieved via legal methods.

People intending to commit felonies over the internet, obviously, have
something to worry about... though I'm not sure why anyone would be
sympathetic to their plight.

This depends heavily on who decides what a felony is.
Just consider free speech in China. Brings you right into jail.
And I wouldn't go as far as to put the FBI (or any other such agency)
beyond doubt.
Same applies to our (german) authorities as well.

Take a look at:
http://www.insecure.org/tools.html
[...]
Note: The FBI is monitoring HTTP logs from insecure.org. 

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/11/25/1835238&from=rss


Florian

-- 
Memory fault -- core...uh...um...core... Oh dammit, I forget!

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