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Re: Fwd: n3td3v has a fan
From: n3td3v <xploitable () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 23:23:44 +0100
On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 10:44 PM, G. D. Fuego <gdfuego () gmail com> wrote:
Removing your private mailing list that none of us can actually post to.
You could subscribe then you wouldn't hit the bouncer server? Its a
public mailing list as long as you register your google account to the
I have to contest, at Yahoo--- Mark Seiden and others said Sunnyvale
isn't MI5/MI6 and that people shouldn't be stopped on premises without
permission for taking photos.
And I was angry that Mark Seiden and others at Yahoo weren't going to
take my e-mail seriously, athough later on it turns out that Yahoo
non-cyber staff who patrol the grounds of Sunnyvale have stopped photo
taking without permission, this has to be a good thing.
The case of mine was highlighted by "ycantpark". of which flickr
photos were published of the parking lots of Yahoo of employees who
couldn't park, although that sent off triggers for me to send the
multiple e-mail to their cyber security e-mail address to stop this
There are many ways the parking setup could be used against Yahoo
adversaries, think car bomb, or truck bomb? It was hugely
irresponsible of Yahoo to allow such photos to be taken by on-the-fly
The above section seems to state that preventing individuals from taking
photos on the campus is an important security measure that makes sense to
Why wouldn't it be, do you want your car and number plate appearing on
flickr and the company you work at or are connected to? Think of the
shady adversaries or intelligence services who would find that an
interesting peice of information.
for its consumers, it also takes operational information serious, and
the addresses and other personal info of its employees... seriously,
The photographs, as stated on Ycantpark, they give out the make and
model of employee car without the permission of the owner, give the
number plate of the employee or connected partner, which links to
their home address and other data, and not only does the owner of the
car not know, Yahoo Inc did not know this photo session was taking
place and was being published on the web.
Dude, this is a major privacy breach of Yahoo employees, partners, and
Yahoo Inc policy, beliefs as a whole.
Back in the day when I focused on Yahoo, I found a beta group on Yahoo
groups that was supposed to be secure, but it was available for be to
subscribed to. I subscribed and gathered operational intelligence on
how the inside of Yahoo was working, I passed this research to Yahoo,
and they took steps to close it down and punish/discipline those
Thats not all, one xmas, a site called stats.yahoo.com was broken into
by known hackers, n3td3v was first on the scene to alert Yahoo, and
they had to get their at the time stand-in-staff to bleeper the
seniors away from their xmas turkey to attend the incident. The stats
site, had all the names and addresses of employees and their roles and
other personal data, Yahoo secured and eventually shut down the site.
So there is plenty evidence to suggest Yahoo take its employee privacy
and its operational data privacy seriously, but they have might not
quite realise how car models and number plates might equal the same
type of data breach of its employees and operational data.
So Yahoo do take privacy and data security seriously--in some
cases---cars and number plates, questionable.
On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 5:31 PM, n3td3v <xploitable () gmail com> wrote:
It means you don't need to be a stranger at Yahoo Sunnyvale campus,
you can be a long term employee fast tracked in by the intelligence
service way back at the end of the 1990s when it was obvious Yahoo was
becoming a major internet player.
If Yahoo are looking for suspicious people walking around campus,
think again, the intelligence service had people employed into Yahoo
through the back door as soon as it was realised it was going to be an
investment for the intelligence services to do so.
And here you seem to be stating that the bad guys already work at Yahoo,
which would make the photos piece irrelevant.
The Ycantpark guys were employees taking photos without asking
permission, which resulted in cars, and number plates appearing on
flickr. It isn't known if before n3td3v protested that it was policy
for permission to be asked, but hopely years on that is to be the
case.---especially if its the intention of the employees to publish
the photos to the web.
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