> Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 11:50:54 -0600 (CST)
> From: Ron DuFresne <dufresne @
> To: Brain21 <brain21 @
> Cc: Doug Hughes <Doug .
EDU>, firewalls @
> Subject: Re: Mitnick & the TCP Sequence Number Attack on Shimomura (LONG posting)
> Agreed, either we have here an exterme case of over-confidence,
> misconfiguring by others really doing the security, or good old Mitnick
> was 'invited' in a case bordering on entrapment. Seems very strange in
> either way, seems strange if not an outright blunder.
> Ron Dufresne
> "Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It
> eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
> business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart
> ***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***
> OK, so you're a Ph.D. Just don't touch anything.
In some states, there is no such thing as "Entrapment". Such is the
case in the Commonwealth of Virginia. One simple warning screen like
the CERT P.L. 98-473 warning would preclude any claim of entrapment.
Bob Resino (RGR24) Head, MID/Data-telecommunications
804-398-7400 x322 MCLO, HSO, Norfolk, VA (US Navy)
Fax 804-398-7265 pnh1rgr @