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> Mr. Klaus,
> It's curious that your timing with your release of RealSecure(tm)
> is markedly close to the release of Phrack Magazine issue 48 -- the very same
> issue which released the tools you are mentioning. However, there is
> something you are not mentioning which I think the public should know.
I find your accusations very interesting in light of the fact you chose not to
identify yourself. I'm not sure your accusations hold much water when you
refuse to identify yourself. Might you have a grudge against Mr. Klaus?
> One of the Editors and contributors to Phrack Magazine is also a software
> engineer for ISS. In fact David Meltzer (who goes by the handle of ReDragon)
> is an active organizer of hacker conventions and social functions. Over here,
> in the dim light of the 'underground' it seems very much like you are
> facilitating hackers with tools to commit SYN floods and then turning around
> selling a product to combat the problem. How slippery is that snake oil
> Mr. Klaus.
That is nice, however the SYN flood script appeared in 2600 Magazine, before
It appeared in Phrack 48. And ReDragon has no relationship with 2600. Also
the "Neptune project" (in which the code is published) was written by Deamon9,
another Phrack Editor, not ReDragon. Also I suspect that those "hackers" are
facilitating ISS with tools to protect against it. Security products tend to be
one step behind the hackers.
> Perhaps I am not driving this point home succinctly enough. If
> so, let me lay this out in a very clear format for public consumption:
> I feel it is highly suspicious that you should release tool for RST'ing SYN
> flooding attacks, at roughly the same time a hacker magazine (which one of
> your employees edits) releases code for the above mentioned attacks.
Have you considered that maybe the bumped up the production schedule to get
something out to protect against it. Also note the evaluation is FREE!!!!!
(although I expect they will over charge for it like their other products).
> >RealSecure (tm) is a comprehensive attack recognition and real time response
> >tool that ISS is alpha testing and will expire in 60 days.
Unfortunately for all of us, These children who get their kicks by SYN
flooding won't expire in 60 days.
And what kinda a product name is RealSecure?
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