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RE: Meth and hacking?
From: John.Airey () rnib org uk
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 13:04:24 -0000

-----Original Message-----
From: Vince [mailto:vince () ewarfare com]
Sent: Thursday, 11 March 2004 00:04
To: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: FW: [Full-disclosure] Meth and hacking?


"The drugs and the crime fit neatly together; addicts strung 
out on meth
can stay awake and focused for days at a time, making them 
expert
hackers and mailbox thieves. And ID theft is easy money, the 
perfect
income for drug addicts who have no other way to fund their 
habit."


-----clip from msn site---
"Bob Sullivan is senior writer for MSNBC.com's Technology 
section, specializing in computer crime, electronic financial 
fraud, privacy, and the Internet Underground. His 
investigative reports have forced hundreds of companies to 
come clean about the theft of customer data by hackers, and 
he has regularly been the first to warn of potential identity 
theft. Bob was also the first to tell Americans that the FBI 
had developed a computer program, called Magic Lantern, 
designed to steal public encryption keys. Bob’s work has been 
read by millions and he has appeared on MSNBC TV, CNBC, NBC 
Nightly News, the Today Show, TechTV, and a variety of local 
NBC affiliates."
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Hang on a minute. How can you steal "public" encryption keys? They are
useless if they aren't freely available anyway! 

Now "private" encryption keys is another matter.

- 
John Airey, BSc (Jt Hons), CNA, RHCE
Internet systems support officer, ITCSD, Royal National Institute of the
Blind,
Bakewell Road, Peterborough PE2 6XU,
Tel.: +44 (0) 1733 375299 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 370848 John.Airey () rnib org uk 

Why do so many people who call themselves christians use the name of Jesus
Christ as a swear word?



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