[LINK] All your internets are belong to us

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Wed Nov 24 05:28:24 AEDT 2010

On 23/11/2010, at 10:11 PM, Martin Barry wrote:
> Taking the tin-foil hat off:
> - there is no evidence that any data was captured during the leak

Yes, but what would such evidence look like? I'm not suggesting that data *was* captured, but there'd be no way of telling because said capture would all be happening in the foreign networks.

A stream of packets is going down a wire. From elsewhere on the network, how could you tell if a copy were being made? You couldn't.

> - there is no evidence that the leak was anything other than a configuration
>  error

The most likely explanation, sure, but again.

I must stress, I agree with the overall view that this is nothing more nor less than a routine glitch, just a bit bigger than we usually see. But absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. That is, I'm having a got at your logic rather than your conclusions.


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