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Re: IRC spying to increase
From: KF_lists <kf_lists () secnetops com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 15:08:52 -0400

Has anyone heard of "LeechX" its supposed to be a hacked up BitchX client that ties into a few sniffers that were installed on various efnet boxen.

A few years ago I had an individual named "Basharteg" read me a few lines from various private chanels as well as some of my own personal conversations. He claimed this was done via "LeechX". Obviouslty he could been sniffing from several locations but hell who knows "LeechX" could be real I suppose.

-KF


Burnes, James wrote:
Already been done, and then some...

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of Ron
DuFresne
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 2:22 PM
To: Full Disclosure
Subject: [Full-disclosure] IRC spying to increase


October 11, Associated Press - U.S. funds chat-room surveillance study.
The
U.S. government is funding a yearlong study on chat room surveillance
under
an anti-terrorism program. A Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute computer
science professor hopes to develop mathematical models that can uncover
structure within the scattershot traffic of online public forums.
Professor
Bulent Yener will use mathematical models in search of patterns in the
chatter. Downloading data from selected chat rooms, Yener will track the
times that messages were sent, creating a statistical profile of the
traffic. "For us, the challenge is to be able to determine, without
reading
the messages, who is talking to whom," Yener said. The $157,673 grant
comes
from the National Science Foundation's Approaches to Combat Terrorism
program. It was selected in coordination with the nation's intelligence
agencies. Source:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A25272-2004Oct11.html



Thanks,

Ron DuFresne

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