View Full Version : I suppose anyone can be hacked, but this is really stupid and scary

01-13-2005, 01:59 PM
Ok, so you're a fed (Secret Service), investigating a guy who has hacked T-Mobile's network and can get most types of info out of it. You have documents related to the investigation, as well as a number of other sensitive and secret documents, some with international implications.

What do you do to send those documents to your coworkers?

A. Encrypt them with PGP 4k then enclose them in a 3DES wrapper. Dial into a secret and protected access point, and hit "send."

B. Send them in clear text over the same WIRELESS network which your target has cracked.


01-13-2005, 04:06 PM
B coz then you have less chance of being spotted as they may think its one of their computers sending it... especially of you spoof one of the other computers MAC address...

01-13-2005, 04:59 PM
Huh? I don't think you're understanding the issue.

01-13-2005, 07:07 PM
iNemo: This really happened and the Secret Service agent investigating actually chose Option B....

01-14-2005, 02:45 AM
The details (http://www.securityfocus.com/news/10271) for the curious.

01-14-2005, 10:50 AM
My God. I was joking about B, obviously you would double encrypt them..

Just helps my views on the american government imprint themselves in head even more... ;)