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[liberationtech] In his own words: Confessions of a cyber warrior

Albert López newlog at overflowedminds.net
Wed Jul 10 07:26:08 PDT 2013


This may be true, but what is undeniable is that this guy is a bit braggart... I mean, yes, they may have tons of 0days, but in which software? In my aunt's software perhaps... But if government is paying 100k for an iOS 0day [cite needed] what are you telling me... ? 
I suppose it's a partial truth.




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> Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:43:01 +0000
> From: jacob at appelbaum.net
> To: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] In his own words: Confessions of a cyber	warrior
> 
> Andreas Bader:
> > Eugen Leitl:
> > 
> >> Grimes: How many exploits does your unit have access to?
> >>
> >> Cyber warrior: Literally tens of thousands -- it's more than that. We have
> >> tens of thousands of ready-to-use bugs in single applications, single
> >> operating systems.
> >>
> >> Grimes: Is most of it zero-days?
> >>
> >> Cyber warrior: It's all zero-days. Literally, if you can name the software or
> >> the controller, we have ways to exploit it. There is no software that isn't
> >> easily crackable. In the last few years, every publicly known and patched bug
> >> makes almost no impact on us. They aren't scratching the surface.
> > 
> > 
> > Tens of thousands zero-days; that sounds like totally shit. That guy
> > seems to be a script kiddie poser, nothing more.
> > Are there any real "hackers" that can issue a competent statement to that?
> > 
> 
> I couldn't disagree more. This sounds consistent with the current arms
> race and also relates directly to the 0day markets that have been active
> for many many years. Remember though: buying 0day bugs or exploits for
> 0day is just one part of a much larger picture.
> 
> All the best,
> Jacob
> 
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