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From: E...@ALDERAAN.SCRC.SYMBOLICS.COM (Ed Schwalenberg)
Newsgroups: rec.ham-radio
Subject: Interception of E-Mail by spies
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Date: 4 Jan 90 14:36:00 GMT
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    Date: 22 Dec 89 22:36:01 GMT
    From: galaxy.rutgers.edu!argus!k...@rutgers.edu  (Kenneth Ng)

    Use last year's output of INFO-VAX for a one time pad :-).

It is essential that the data used as a key be totally random in nature.
INFO-VAX is pseudo-random at best, which is not good enough.

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From: gnu@hoptoad.uucp (John Gilmore)
Newsgroups: sci.crypt,misc.legal,rec.ham-radio
Subject: Re: Interception of E-Mail by spies
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Date: 6 Jan 90 22:33:16 GMT
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Posted: Sat Jan  6 23:33:16 1990

I believe that NSA is monitoring the Internet.  They certainly have the
right (and duty) to monitor traffic on any part of the net that's run
by the Federal Government.

And I find it curious how the official policy of the Internet is "no
thru traffic for other nets" but the benevolent administrators kindly
turn their backs, spend the money, and bear major amounts of traffic.
Surely that couldn't be because in the process they legally get to
examine it?

Let's say you were head of NSA, responsible for communications security
for the Feds, and Congress called you in to ask how some college
student could bring the major Federal research network to its knees.
"Oh, we never look at that network.  Though we tap all the telegraph
lines in and out of the country, and monitored private phone calls
between U.S. citizens in the U.S. and other U.S. citizens in Central
America under Nixon, we never bother with high speed, technically
advanced government research networks."  More likely they are getting a
copy of every packet, but due to spook mentality they are not men
enough to admit it.  The Internet administrators prattle about
"ethics", e.g. RFC 1087: "unethical and unacceptable any activity which
purposely...compromises the privacy of users" while secretly
compromising that privacy themselves.

It is probably a coincidence that the main uucp gateway for European
traffic, "seismo", was run by the Center for Seismic Studies, a
spook-funded organization that tracks nuclear explosions around the
world.  (And you thought they were studying earthquakes!)  Though
supposedly the costs of running the gateway were paid by subscriptions
among the Europeans, I'm sure that major costs were picked up by the
Center (administration, CPU time, disk space, ...).

It is probably also a coincidence that its replacement, "uunet", sat
on the same machine room floor (in "donated" space) for a year.  But
while no other organizations were able to get Internet approval
to forward other nets' traffic to-and-from the Internet, uunet somehow
is "provisionally" authorized to do so!

I tried bringing this topic up on comp.protocols.tcp-ip but was censored
by the moderator, who claimed I had no proof.  As if the rest of the
messages on tcp-ip were not full of conjectures!

-- 
John Gilmore      {sun,pacbell,uunet,pyramid}!hoptoad!gnu      g...@toad.com
Just say *yes* to drugs.  Say "no" to undeclared wars on sovereign countries.

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From: kor...@panarthea.ebay.sun.com (Steven Grimm)
Newsgroups: sci.crypt,misc.legal,rec.ham-radio
Subject: Re: Interception of E-Mail by spies
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Date: 6 Jan 90 23:48:00 GMT
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Posted: Sun Jan  7 00:48:00 1990

In article <9523@hoptoad.uucp> gnu@hoptoad.uucp (John Gilmore) writes:
>I tried bringing this topic up on comp.protocols.tcp-ip but was censored
>by the moderator, who claimed I had no proof.

Quite a trick, considering that comp.protocols.tcp-ip isn't moderated.

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"                                                  !" - Marcel Marceau
Steven Grimm		Moderator, comp.{sources,binaries}.atari.st
kor...@ebay.sun.com	...!sun!ebay!koreth

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From: a...@mthvax.cs.miami.edu (a.e.mossberg)
Newsgroups: sci.crypt,misc.legal
Subject: Re: Interception of E-Mail by spies
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Date: 7 Jan 90 21:58:30 GMT
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Posted: Sun Jan  7 22:58:30 1990

As for USENET, it's a *well known fact* (WKF) that uunet supplies tapes
of USENET postings to the FBI.... 

Now, as far as e-mail goes, most of the networks that make up the NSFNET
are monitored, for type of packets, which presumably could also look at
the contents of those packets. 

I suspect the same is true of non-NSFNET parts of the Internet.


aem

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If I loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her.
								- Diego Rivera

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From: gnu@hoptoad.uucp (John Gilmore)
Newsgroups: sci.crypt,misc.legal
Subject: Re: Interception of E-Mail by spies
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Date: 9 Jan 90 10:51:42 GMT
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Posted: Tue Jan  9 11:51:42 1990

In article <9523@hoptoad.uucp> gnu@hoptoad.uucp (John Gilmore) writes:
> I tried bringing this topic up on comp.protocols.tcp-ip but was censored
> by the moderator, who claimed I had no proof.

kor...@panarthea.ebay.sun.com (Steven Grimm) wrote:
> Quite a trick, considering that comp.protocols.tcp-ip isn't moderated.

You're right.  It was comp.risks.  My apologies.

I too believe Rick Adams is one of the "good guys".  Note my message
said:

> It is probably a coincidence that the main uucp gateway . . .
> It is probably also a coincidence that its replacement, "uunet", . . .

Maybe I should've said "it IS probably a coincidence".  But a 
noteworthy coincidence.

NSA has responsibility for communications security for government
computers and networks.  They don't have responsibility for security
for the Postal Service.  The only Federal law I know of on email
privacy (the hated Electronic Communications Privacy Act) specifically
allows the owners/managers of a computer to examine email on it; thus
NSF (and, by implication, the rest of the gov't) can examine the
NSFnet.  NSA *is* responsible for comsec on NSFnet, though not on the
(non Federally run) regional networks.

Besides which, you are only liable for breach of email privacy if you
promise it in the first place -- else Usenet and BBS's would have
collapsed in lawsuits just after the law took effect.  AND, the same
law permits a middle level bureaucrat in the Dept. of Justice to
subpoena all your email and online files -- from a commercial email
company, and presumably from a noncommercial one such as uunet or the
NSFNet -- without notification to you.  So if NSA wanted to examine
your email, even if they took seriously the rules against wiretapping,
they could just get DoJ to authorize their actions.  (The same law made
the same bureaucrats authorized to allow wiretaps, by the way.
Convenient, eh?  Why bother the courts with things like that?)

And yes, I have talked to folks from NSA.  You can meet them at crypto
conferences.  You can phone them up if you want; I did.  You can't talk
to a specific person who works there by calling the main number, though
-- but if you insist on talking to *someone* they will switch you to
the Public Affairs office.  And you thought *I* was paranoid!

The impression I get is that some NSA folks believe that good privacy
for US Citizens will mean good privacy for everybody in the world.
They don't like that idea but none of them are allowed to say why.  So
I say fuck them -- this is still a free country and if they won't
explain, in detail, the need for suppression of the right to privacy of
US citizens,then I for one ain't gonna suppress privacy.  In fact, to
counter their suppression I will do my best to *encourage* privacy.
Like by making people aware that they are eavesdropping, and suppressing
technologies for privacy enhancement.
-- 
John Gilmore      {sun,pacbell,uunet,pyramid}!hoptoad!gnu      g...@toad.com
Just say *yes* to drugs.  Say "no" to undeclared wars on sovereign countries.

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From: karn@jupiter..bellcore.com (Phil R. Karn)
Newsgroups: sci.crypt,misc.legal
Subject: Re: Interception of E-Mail by spies
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Date: 13 Jan 90 00:59:17 GMT
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Posted: Sat Jan 13 01:59:17 1990

In article <9559@hoptoad.uucp> gnu@hoptoad.uucp (John Gilmore) writes:
>The impression I get is that some NSA folks believe that good privacy
>for US Citizens will mean good privacy for everybody in the world.
>They don't like that idea but none of them are allowed to say why.

There is an interesting irony in all this. For many years, the US has
lambasted the USSR for basing its national security on the INsecurity of
its neighbors. People argue about whether this is still the case under
Gorbachev, but even I (a dove) must agree that it was largely true
before he came to power.

But the very same US government sees no contradiction in basing ITS own
national security on the communications insecurity of almost everyone
else in the world. Why else would we have such draconian restrictions on
the export of cryptographic equipment and software?

I'm with John Gilmore on this one. Computer technology has become so
powerful, available and widespread that US government attempts to
prevent its application to cryptography and personal privacy have become
utterly futile. I for one heartily welcome this development.

Phil

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From: ri...@uunet.UU.NET (Rick Adams)
Newsgroups: sci.crypt,misc.legal
Subject: Re: Interception of E-Mail by spies
Summary: facts...
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Date: 14 Jan 90 22:43:10 GMT
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Posted: Sun Jan 14 23:43:10 1990

In article <14...@umigw.MIAMI.EDU>, 
a...@mthvax.cs.miami.edu (a.e.mossberg) writes:
> As for USENET, it's a *well known fact* (WKF) that uunet supplies tapes
> of USENET postings to the FBI.... 

Yet another well know fact that is wrong...

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