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Re: [opensuse-project] Does this mean OpenSUSE will be dropping Wireshark?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 16:17:27 -0700
  • Message-id: <200705311617.27759.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 31 May 2007 16:00, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Thursday 2007-05-31 at 14:35 -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > Wireshark is a passive analyzer / sniffer, right? If so, then I
> > wouldn't think it would come under the provisions of this law.
>
> Mmmm...
>
> It could be used to sniff passwords going in clear on a network,

Well, if people are asking to have their passwords stolen, then they 
should be accommodated.

In the U.S., at least in certain contexts, one has to demonstrate an 
effort to protect some kind of property before one is entitled to the 
protection of the law when that property is lands in another's hands.


> or sniffing private data like email being sent/received,
> and use that info to tailor a social engineering attack. 
>
> Yep, wait and see... we can only idle-talk.

The most fun kind of talk, right?


Randall Schulz
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