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+ - Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account-> 2 2

vivaoporto writes: Gordon Lyon (better known as Fyodor, author of nmap and maintainer of the internet security resource sites insecure.org, nmap.org, seclists.org, and sectools.org) warns on the nmap development mailing list that the Sourceforge Nmap account was hijacked from him.

According to him the old Nmap project page (located at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nmap/, screenshot) was changed to a blank page and its contents were moved to a new page (http://sourceforge.net/projects/nmap.mirror/, screenshot) which controlled by sf-editor1 and sf-editor3, in pattern mirroring the much discussed the takeover of GIMP-Win page discussed last week on Ars Technica, IT World and eventually this week Slashdot.

That happens after Sourceforge promises to stop "presenting third party offers for unmaintained SourceForge projects. At this time, we present third party offers only with a few projects where it is explicitly approved by the project developer, or if the project is already bundling third party offers."

To their credit Fyodor states that "So far they seem to be providing just the official Nmap files (as long as you don't click on the fake download buttons) and we haven't caught them trojaning Nmap the way they did with GIMP" but reiterates "that you should only download Nmap from our official SSL Nmap site: https://nmap.org/download.html"

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Comment: Re:Summary (Score 2) 345 345

Nailed it.

I also recall this story - simple point to take from this:

The reason the emails and hence his servers are being 'blacklisted' is due to the *content* of the message.

I am sure there are *many* companies out there that send emails out on this scale (and much more/often). I am to lazy to cite but think about it....

Please bring back the wild west of the internet, not much is free in this world now and I don't just mean in the monetary sense.

Why is this person being censored?

Political
Ineffective algorithms
Incompetence
+ Add your own

*Checks tin foil hat*

Comment: Re:Must past this test (Score 1) 508 508

As you seem to like statistics, I don't think the cars will be 'self driving' 100% of the time. If I was 'driving' the car and came accross a steep drop - I would take control.

Are you expecting to just hop in your car and fall asleep and let your car take you to your destination?

You might aswell keep dreaming for flying cars all over the place...

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming

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