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From: Scott Helms <khelms () zcorum com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:16:29 -0400
What protocol is a DPI vector? In what way is making a router even
remotely efficient as a method of end to end covert communication? There
are thousands (if not millions) of ways for two hosts to exchange data
without it being detectable that's much faster and cheaper than involving
the network infrastructure.
Kill switches and secret back doors are all feasible but the rest of this
On Jun 13, 2013 10:05 PM, "Michael Thomas" <mike () mtcc com> wrote:
On 06/13/2013 06:57 PM, Scott Helms wrote:
What you're describing is a command and control channel unless you're
suggesting that the router itself had the capacity to somehow discern that.
That's the problem with all the pixie dust theories. The router can't,
it doesn't know who the rebels are much less their net block ahead of time.
Something has to pass rules to the box to be able trigger off of.
I think you're misunderstanding: the router is watching traffic and gives
that "we're gassing the rebels" that was added to all of the DPI vectors
which get surreptitiously added to the other DPI terms unbeknownst to the
owner and sent back to the attacker. That's enormously powerful. All it
is sufficient money and motivation. Is this speculative? Of course -- I'm
a spook. Is it possible? You bet.