[fyodor at insecure.org: C|Net Download.Com is now bundling Nmap with malware!]

Ray Soucy rps at maine.edu
Tue Dec 6 12:56:36 CST 2011


I'm pretty sure nmap is the exact opposite of Malware.

It's an essential information security tool.

Fyodor,

Reach out to the Free Software Foundation and EFF.  They may not be
able to help directly, but I'm sure that they could put you in touch
with some pro bono legal experts that could give you the right advice
on how to act.

As mentioned, both Lessig, and Eben Moglen, would be good starting points.

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:30 PM, andrew.wallace
<andrew.wallace at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 4:48 PM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
>> On the other hand, just being Fyodor is sufficient to get him taken seriously.
>
> It could be argued that Nmap is malware, and such software has already been called to be made illegal.
>
> If I was Cnet, I would stop distributing his software altogether.
>
> Link: http://nmap.org/book/legal-issues.html
>
> Andrew
>



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