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Re: Shell accounts
From: "Ian stuart Turnbull" <ian.t7 () hotmail co uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 00:30:18 +0100


And I thought I could do it all Telepathically!!

From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
To: Ian stuart Turnbull <ian.t7 () hotmail co uk>
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Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Shell accounts Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 19:24:48 -0400
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On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 23:48:41 BST, Ian stuart Turnbull said:
> Ha Ha. Yes, not a proper fiend hey. But I take it that I would be anonymous
> technically.

Nope.

Hint - if you send a packet *out* from the shell account, it's probably as a
result of another packet going *in* to the shell account.

Even the stupidest of cops can figure out that "wow - every time a packet
heads out from here to the Pentagon, a split second before, a similar packet
came in from some bozo on a cablemodem in Idaho.  Maybe the Idaho guys need
to pay this guy a visit"....

Yes, you can obfuscate it with setting cron jobs and tunnelling data via covert channels and other neat tricks, but the basic point remains - if you connect
*to* the shell, you're no longer anonymous, and if you don't connect to the
shell, you can't use the shell....



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