1994-07-11 - Re: Supposed NSA turncoat reveals monitoring of anon remailers? >pshah!<

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From: mpd@netcom.com (Mike Duvos)
To: mech@eff.org (Stanton McCandlish)
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Reply To: <199407111621.MAA14136@eff.org>
UTC Datetime: 1994-07-11 16:48:52 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 11 Jul 94 09:48:52 PDT

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From: mpd@netcom.com (Mike Duvos)
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 94 09:48:52 PDT
To: mech@eff.org (Stanton McCandlish)
Subject: Re: Supposed NSA turncoat reveals monitoring of anon remailers? >pshah!<
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Stanton McCandlish <mech@eff.org> writes:

 > I believe this to be a forgery of course, but it might be
 > of interest anyway.

 >> I am a pro-privacy political sabatour within the NSA.  I am
 >> warning all new users of anonymous mailers about NSA traffic
 >> watching.  We listen to all messages passing through certain
 >> intermediate nodes and compare them with messsages leaving
 >> anonymous services. We are able to trace 70% of all
 >> messages.

This doesn't seem too unreasonable even if the writer only
imagines he is working for the NSA.  The Anonymous Posting
Service at Penet is vulnerable to a number of tricks which might
be used to disclose the identity of posters.  I have always
regarded it as a handy tool for people wishing to maintain a
small degree of privacy while posting on sensitive or
embarrassing topics.  I certainly wouldn't use it to threaten the
President or trade plutonium futures.

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