Forwarded from: "Phil Cracknell" <philat_private> Cc: <SMoyerat_private> Hi, I've attached an interview I did with eGov monitor which tells the true story. Yes, I regret talking to tabloid filth and YES, I got some customers from it but all in all consider awareness raised a little more which was the purpose of the exercise. :-) Rgds Phil Phil Cracknell, CISSP, M.INSTIS Information Security Specialist Mobile +44 7979 503502 Personal Fax +44 870 1228872 Email: philat_private Web: www.cracknell.co.uk -=- SECURITY: A security consultant has strongly refuted a media report in which he was said to have demonstrated how to infiltrate government computers in Westminster and Whitehall to access highly-sensitive files A Sunday Mirror investigation reported how, armed with just a laptop computer and a scanning device, the consultant concerned, Phil Cracknell, was able to track and monitor confidential data 'leaked' out on the street from wireless network systems while driving past Government buildings in London. However speaking to eGov monitor, Mr Cracknell described the article as 'riddled with inaccuracies' and stated categorically that he had not attempted, or claimed to be able, to hack into Whitehall computers. He said that any activity detected was 'extremely unlikely' to have originated from government networks,, and any claims that confidential emails and documents were travelling across these networks was 'pure speculation' on behalf of the journalist. The exercise, he added, was not one designed to download sensitive information, but to show how popular wireless networks had become and that many organisations do not take the time to implement adequate security measures to protect their data. Ian Cuddy Chief Editor eGov monitor www.egovmonitor.com Links: http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/homepage/news/page.cfm?objectid=3D12125585&=method=3Dsm_full&siteid=3D81959 http://www.cracknell.co.uk/ - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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