cold war – the cyberspace edition

Yesterday a number of sites posted rather interesting news: Hector Xavier Monsegur (a.k.a. Sabu) was co-operating with the FBI. Sabu was arrested by the Police after a tiny slip of the mouse; he went on an IRC channel without using anonymization technologies such as Tor.

Now we can argue that Sabu is an individual with advanced hacking skills, but a human error led to his discovery. His security failed solely due to his negligence. If a computer expert like Sabu makes a mistake and pays for it, what can we deduce for all those admins out there who are not security sensitive?

An interesting article is published here.

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