Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jericho@private> Amusing article. Follow the link for the entire thing and to avoid my snide remarks! http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/business/6800620.htm Hollywood hacks impress experts SECURITY TECHNOLOGY BECOMES MORE REALISTIC IN FILM By Tamara Chuang Orange County Register | Sometimes Hollywood's knack for exaggeration misleads the movie-going | public, Gibson said. | ``I actually had one of my field agent contacts tell me that FBI | management is upset because they can't track down hackers like they do | in the movies,'' Gibson said. [...] | Gibson tries not to think about inaccuracies in movies. He goes to be | entertained. | ``There is definitely a trade-off between accuracy and entertainment,'' | he said. ``This isn't a computer seminar.'' http://grcsucks.com/ Stating Patricia McNeill : "Gibson is masterful at stirring up an emotional response in the people who come to his site, and then manipulating these people into believing exactly what he wants them to. The tragedy is that these people come to him looking for facts and information, and come away thinking that they have found some! Gibson tries to present himself as a selfless source of public information, yet his entire site is full of emotional manipulation, misinformation, and misdirection. This man is nothing more that a self-promoting braggart." Perhaps Gibson is jealous that HE isn't writing these movie segments as seen in Swordfish? Let's take a look at some of his lingo! http://grc.com/np/np.htm "does not suffer from this serious shortcoming since it continuously and affirmatively induces NanoProbe reflections from the host system" "Our NanoProbe packets are able to (benignly) penetrate a user's stealth firewall to verify the presence of the system hidden behind. Since our NanoProbe packets are able to bypass stealthing, we are able to "grade" the level and quality of the user's stealthing technology." http://grc.com/r&d/nomoredos.htm "If a client's ACK fails the GENESIS validation, it is tested again using the previous random-mix value to see whether the packet was generated under the influence of that immediately preceding random value." Sounds like Gibson qualifies to write future bad hacking scenes. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomo@private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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