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RE: IRC spying to increase
From: "Alex Schultz" <aschultz () echo-inc com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 14:04:03 -0700

You can hack the ircd to allow an invisible join that allows certain
people to be in a channel, yet not visible.  I first saw this back in
like 1997 or 98, so it's very possible.  It just requires a special IRCD
and alittle c/c++ skill. Basically they just created a mode you could
assign yourself if you were an Oper and the ircd wouldn't show you in a
channel.

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of KF_lists
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 12:09 PM
To: Full Disclosure
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] IRC spying to increase

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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