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Re: Not even the NSA can get it right
From: Barrie Dempster <barrie () reboot-robot net>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 14:49:30 +0100

Absolutely spot-on Dan,

My original posting was merely a link to an area of a page where someone
made a mistake, it's not a threat to US National Security in any big
way, the NSA don't give a damn about it. It's just a mistake made by a
developer on their public website, there are worse mistakes on that site
too, for anyone bored enough to go look.

The only people that care enough are defacers looking for a bit of fame.
No one with a life spends time trawling the NSA's website for trivial
errors, if you want to hack the NSA and you think their webserver is a
good place to start, you just might be out of your depth a little.

It wasn't supposed to spark a debate about what the NSA know, don't
know, would like to know, invented, stole or dreamed about. Although
that was probably my error, bringing it up in the first place, I should
have known there would be a tinfoil responses

I was in Nelson from the Simpsons mode and felt like I had to say
"HA-HA!" in public.

Anyone that thinks it's a honeypot is a nutter, if it was a honeypot as
Dan says its a very badly thought out one.

Just relax and feel safe in the knowledge that governments employ people
that make mistakes (there's a startling revelation!! :-P), point it out
to your next client so that it helps you get a contract or something.
Just don't come on FD and scream conspiracy though, because I've heard
them all and I'm the ringleader of most of them :-P.

BTW, I sell enhanced tinfoil very cheap, we all know that with simple
XSS regular tin foil is rendered useless!

Buy your enhanced tin foil now, it has built-in XSS protection!

On Thu, 2005-05-26 at 16:31 -0400, Dan Margolis wrote:
{Lot's of snipped out but extremely well said and utterly correct opinion}

With Regards..
Barrie Dempster (zeedo) - Fortiter et Strenue

blog: http://zeedo.blogspot.com
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