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RE: NSA tracking open source security tools
From: "Mike" <mjcarter () ihug co nz>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 12:25:11 +1300

How do you come to the conclusion that they are tracking open source tools
from that picture?? You could also say they are tracking IDS signatures,
virus signatures, alert con, attacked ports and what time it is in ...

All I see is a webpage and people standing in front of it for a photo op,
"Hey Bush is coming to visit, got anything nice to pull up on the screen for
him?" 

I would also "hope" that the NSA has a much better way of tracking things
than via a 3rd party website.

 What a joke :-)

Mike
www.infosec.co.nz

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk [mailto:full-disclosure-
bounces () lists grok org uk] On Behalf Of Jason Coombs
Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 11:23 AM
To: Fyodor
Cc: nmap-dev () insecure org; full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] NSA tracking open source security tools

Fyodor wrote:
George Bush visiting the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade.  A wall-sized
screen in the background displays the latest versions of our favorite
open source security tools, including Nmap, Metasploit, Snort,
Ethereal, Cain & Abel, and Kismet.  Nifty.

The NSA must have learned information security tricks from Microsoft.

Who in their right mind would focus their attention on software version
numbers and think that makes for better security?

Somebody tell the NSA they need to keep track of hash codes instead.

Regards,

Jason Coombs
jasonc () science org
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