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Re: [Full-disclosure] Clever crooks can foil wiretaps, security flaw in tap technology
Date: Wed Nov 30 2005 - 14:03:15 CST
On Wed, 30 Nov 2005 13:59:15 EST, Michael Holstein said:
> Other than the obvious fun of being able to figuratively "give the
> finger" to the FBI by shutting off their tap .. this is of little use.
> Smart criminals don't taunt the FBI.
>From the article:
There is some indirect evidence that criminals might already know
about the vulnerabilities in the systems, Mr. Blaze said, because of
"unexplained gaps" in some wiretap records presented in trials.
Those old enough to remember Watergate will remember a very significant
18-minute gap. Now was that taunting, or saving the president's butt?
I'm sure the lesson didn't go totally unlearned - if the defense attorney
can make the prosecutor admit "We're pretty sure Mr Lombardi ordered the
hit during this unexplained 4 minute gap, but we have no proof", you're
75% of the way to reasonable doubt right there.....
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