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Re: [Full-disclosure] All China, All The Time

From: Ivan . <ivanhec_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 01:59:47 GMT
To: "Densmore, Todd" <todd.densmore@hp.com>


Now, by analyzing the software used in the break-ins against Google and dozens of other companies, Joe Stewart, a malware specialist with SecureWorks, a computer security company based in Atlanta, said he determined the main program used in the attack contained a module based on an unusual algorithm from a Chinese-authored technical paper that has been published exclusively on Chinese-language Web sites.

http://news.cnet.com/Evidence-found-of-Chinese-attack-on-Google/2100-7349_3-6250413.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 6:51 AM, Densmore, Todd <todd.densmore@hp.com> wrote:
> Mark, Dan, Smasher, etc. Thanks for the feedback.
>
> I saw the thread this weekend, but I had to wait until I today to respond. My main motivation was to point out that there is no free lunch, and often even security professionals forget to think critically. It was not meant to be a thorough assessment of the actual 0-day. However I appreciate the correction, the details of the exploit, and the observation that its sophistication was probably exaggerated in the media.
>
> I have changed some implicit wording in the article about China and added an addendum to the blog to clarify the exploit and thank sources.
>
> ~todd
>
> Todd Densmore
> HP Software - Application Security Center
> todd.densmore@hp.com
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