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Re: Hakin9's new Nmap Guide
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 15:42:12 -0700

On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 01:05:25PM -0700, Fyodor wrote:

Hahahaha, I just saw the guide.  The best article is the first one,
which Hakin9 apparently published without even reading.  And they told
me I could post it as a sample of their work.  Here it is:


Uh-oh, it seems that Hakin9 had a change of heart.  At first they were
very proud to show off their DICKS (DARPA Inference Checking Kludge
Scanning) article.  When I asked if I could post it, they replied:

 "Sure! You can post whichever article you'd like. Will you be posting
  that on your main page?"

I guess they expected the security community to be impressed by their
DICKS, but instead they faced scorn and ridicule.  Now they're so
embarrassed by everyone mocking their DICKS that they had their lawyer
send me this removal demand:

  Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 17:20:03 +0200
  From: Izabela Grotowska <iza.grotowska () gmail com>
  To: fyodor () insecure org
  Cc: ewa dudzic <ewa.dudzic () software com pl>
  Subject: illegal use of copyright

  Dear Sir,

  On behalf of Hakin9 Media Sp. z o.o. with its seat in Warsaw
  (Poland), by a power of attorney given to me, I inform You that the
  company is one and only publisher of the magazine "Hakin9 Magazine"
  and has exclusive copyrights to the article entitled Nmap: 'The
  Internet Considered Harmful - DARPA Inference Cheking Kludge
  Scanning', written by Mr. Yarochkin Fyodor.

  Therefore, please remove this article from website under the
  following address: http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2012/q3/1050 as it
  is distributed without any legal basis and even permission of the
  publisher.  In case of failure to comply with this request, the
  Company will be forced to take a legal way.

  Izabela Grotowska
  legal adviser
  Warsaw, Wysowska 13 Str, 02-682 Warsaw (Poland)

I don't know how long I can hold out against Hakin9's legal
department, especially if they're "forced to take a legal way".  Since
this may be your last chance to see their DICKS, here's the link


Interestingly, the legal threat wasn't the only email that Hakin9 sent
me today.  They also want me to write an article (see the solicitation
below).  Anyone have good ideas for what I should submit?  Maybe a
paper on the Continuously Updating Nmap Technology System. :)


PS: Here is the article submission spam:

Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 12:52:25 +0200
From: Anna Medrzecka <anna.medrzecka () software com pl>
To: fyodor () insecure org
Subject: cooperation with hakin9 magazine

Dear Gordon Lyon,

I write on behalf Hakin9 magazine (hakin9.org) and I would like to
propose you cooperation. Our magazine is dedicated for professionals
in IT and software branch and has more than 90 thousand readers
worldwide. Writing for us is great opportunity to promote yourself and
your site.

In next edition we will publish texts on Kismet. I find articles
published on your site really interesting and showing original vision
of hacking and wireless security. I also really like your style and I
truly belive, that you can contribute relevant materials for our

Please contact me at anna.medrzecka () software com pl and let me know if
you would like to contribute.

Anna Medrzecka

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