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Re: Trojan vendor dishes the Dirt
From: security curmudgeon <jericho () attrition org>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 15:25:37 -0600 (MDT)


By James Middleton 
07 Jun 2001

Codex Data Systems, marketers of the controversial Dirt Trojan, has
rubbished claims that the product does not actually exist. Eddie James,
vice president of Codex, told vnunet.com: "Dirt has been available since
1998. It is in use by a number of law enforcement agencies." 

James also claimed that organisations such as Nato and the Hi-tech Crime
Investigators Association have expressed interest in the product. 

"The only reason it is of interest now is because someone got hold of a
marketing presentation that was not for public disclosure. In fact, the
product's existence was not meant to be public knowledge," he said,
adding that "if we find that person we will file a criminal complaint
through the Secret Service". 


Huh? DIRT has been 'publicly' known for a long time. There have been
articles and their own web pages w/ information and marketing hype.

James said that he would "love to demonstrate the tool", but since
vnunet.com is not an officially recognised law enforcement agency, he
could not.

Since there is no LAW stopping them, this is THEIR choice to not
demonstrate it.

As for the ability to bypass firewalls, done by killing the process in
the operating system, there is no explanation as to how it attacks the
firewall in the first place.

Because it is a hoax and does no such thing.

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