Re: [ISN] WWW.huh?: You Are the First Line of Defense

From: Jonathan Rickman (jonathanat_private)
Date: Fri Jun 29 2001 - 05:45:22 PDT

> Forwarded by: An anonymous DoD person...
> Hi,
> The fact that Government computers can track everything you do is
> *absolutely* no joke. I work for the United States Navy, and a friend
> of mine was sending email to an old flame using excite web-based
> email. Well, about twenty minutes later, his fiance comes in and
> throws the same email he wrote in his face.
> It was a big reminder to me that Uncle Sam watches and monitors
> *everything* - remotely too - even web based email services, etc.
> Another case that was similar - a supervisor was repremanded for
> sending encrypted email out of Navy computers. Guess he pissed off the
> IT's (whom they affectionatly call themselves the 'Gate Keepers').
> Anyway, just some food for thought.
> - Anonymous

A contact in the Deparment of the Navy tells me that all mainstream
webmail URLs have been blocked for over a year now. I know for a fact that
outbound traffic headed for port 110 is blocked. My question is
simple...isn't is more likely that this is a human networking issue rather
than a computer networking issue. Perhaps the old flame wasn't very
receptive to the email and forwarded it to the fiancee. Hmm...either that or
somebody's full of...

Food for thought.

Jonathan Rickman
X Corps Security

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