[LINK] All your internets are belong to us

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Thu Nov 25 09:47:46 AEDT 2010

There's an interesting background piece here:

On 2010/Nov/25, at 8:26 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:

> At 04:53 AM 25/11/2010, Ben McGinnes wrote:
>>> Also note, that it's most likely that routing to only one of the
>>> client or server was affected (if at all) and hence only one side of
>>> the communication would be sent the wrong way.
>> That is probable for a lot of the traffic, but certainly no guarantee
>> of all of it.  We'd need to have a look at which routes were diverted
>> and which networks accepted the new routing information.
> I have a basic question, after following this thread without the 
> background reading:
> Did the USDoD REALLY send strategic or sensitive national security 
> information over an open network? To me, that is the stupid start of 
> the problem if that is what happened. Doesn't DOD have its own Milnet still?
> Frankly, I don't care much if China is in the loop on general stuff. 
> I don't trust them any less for open general traffic than any other 
> country on the network. Heck, the intelligence gathering by most 
> western countries and corporate interests are more repugnant.
> But a defence agency using open networks is about as daft as running 
> SCADA controllers on the internet. It's just dumb.
> Jan
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