1994-04-20 - Re: Black Net

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@snark.imsi.com>
To: killbarny@aol.com
Message Hash: 5e4277cf37e39ee8219be1a7c9f37fe916f785411bfb98b977bdfa3fd62d0c5e
Message ID: <9404201118.AA07877@snark.imsi.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-04-20 11:18:29 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 20 Apr 94 04:18:29 PDT

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@snark.imsi.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 94 04:18:29 PDT
To: killbarny@aol.com
Subject: Re: Black Net
In-Reply-To: <9404200040.AA10958@pilot.njin.net>
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Frederic Halper says:
> Does anyone actually believe Blacknet exists this is about the
> umpteenth time I have heard about some kind of Blackmarket internet
> traders that are very had to find.  It sounds like something out of
> that Gibson book "Virtual Light"

The March 21st issue of "Cyberspace Intelligence Weekly" reports that
Blacknet may be selling portions of (but sadly not complete)
specifications to the Skipjack algorithm. Rumor has it that they are
physically based on the island of Sonsorol in the western Pacific.