Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

Jim Templin jimtempl at att.net
Tue Jun 8 18:48:44 CDT 2010


Have no fear geolocation is here, you are not in peril.  It will be a
surgical strike.  If Google and others are willing to assist, they will know
exactly where to send the JDAM.

Chrome now collects data from your wireless card if you let it. When you are
asked where you are, Chrome then also records any IP and MACs it hears over
your card (or so I am told).  The same is being done on cell phone OS.
Being on a GRE tunnel will make no difference.

http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=142065&hl=en

http://google-code-updates.blogspot.com/2008/10/introducing-gears-geolocatio
n-api-for.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20006342-265.html

Here is one commercial application of this process.

http://www.skyhookwireless.com



Cowering under my desk,
Jim




> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gadi Evron [mailto:ge at linuxbox.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:46 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers
> 
> On 6/9/10 12:50 AM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> > What any of this has to do with configuring routers escapes me.
> 
> I think Jay is worried about steps operators may have to take during
> such an eventuality of an attack, not to mention the collateral damage
> to the Internet infrastructure if DDoS is what they have in mind.
> 
> 	Gadi.
> 
> --
> Gadi Evron,
> http://gadievron.com/





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