On Fri, 12 Jan 1996, Bob Resino wrote:
> > 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.
> > Later,
> > 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.
I can understand this in a purely legal sense, yet, the fact that T. S.
had tools on a home system connected to his place of employ, with the BSD
'r' utils enabled would lead one to think of this , in less than legal
terms as an *invite*. And if there was some 'reason' for leaving this
system open, such as to 'discover' who might be 'doorknob twisting' or
entering, in a sense, this was a setup, and thus, entrapment. Course,
legally, are you implying that an officer of the law can go about in
Virginia and solicit illegal activities of felons at will? Sounds like a
whole new, or would it be old archaic? legal system you folks have there
if this is so...
"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.