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13 April 2006 | 12,702 views

British Hacker Gary McKinnon Fears Guantanamo

I don’t know what he was thinking really, tampering with US military or governmental systems without some SERIOUS protection. A British man accused of being behind the largest ever hack of US government computer networks could end up at Guantanamo Bay, his lawyer has claimed. Gary McKinnon, from London, denies causing $700,000 (£400,000) damage to [...]

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30 March 2006 | 5,090 views

US Investigates Snort Sale as a Security Risk

Basically the Americans are saying a lot of their sensitive govermental organisations are using Snort and they don’t want the software to be controlled by an Israeli company, they see it as a threat. The same Bush administration review panel that approved a ports deal involving the United Arab Emirates has notified a leading Israeli [...]

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20 March 2006 | 8,821 views

FrSIRT Starts Charging for OTHER Peoples Work (Exploits)

Is it ethical or even legal to charge for other peoples work? As far as I know France seems have some pretty strong (and weird) copyright laws. And yes, they are blaming French Laws prohibiting full disclosure. In conformity with applicable French laws prohibiting Full-disclosure, the FrSIRT will no longer distribute exploits and PoCs on [...]

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13 March 2006 | 9,525 views

Donations Flood in for Guilty Security Researcher Guillaume Tena

This could be the end of reverse engineering in France sadly, I hope it doesn’t have repucussions in other parts of the world. I think it’s the end of using reverse engineering tools to find flaws in France. Maybe the next step will be to forbid the possession of debuggers and disassemblers. It’s a valid [...]

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