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Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Fri Jan 15 16:27:34 CST 2010


On 1/14/10 12:31 AM, Steven Bellovin wrote:
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>>  From a single detection of one hostile email you can often expand the picture to many mail recipients.  A little open source research identifies the common community the recipients belong to.  It's pretty straight forward.
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> The magic phrase is "traffic analysis" -- look at the accounts of known targets of interest, and see the usernames, IP addresses, etc., of their correspondents.  Recurse as needed.

I am unsure about the term straight-forward, as even the easy cases take 
a lot of time.

	Gadi

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