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

andrew.wallace andrew.wallace at rocketmail.com
Tue Dec 6 17:49:29 CST 2011


A trojan can be used for good if in the right hands as a remote access tool for business use.


Andrew


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 From: Bryan Fields <Bryan at bryanfields.net>
To: "nanog at nanog.org" <nanog at nanog.org> 
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2011 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [fyodor at insecure.org: C|Net Download.Com is now bundling Nmap with malware!]
 
On 12/6/2011 13:30, andrew.wallace wrote:
> 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

If this is not trolling and you actually believe this, just wow.....

Nmap is just a tool, and any tool can be misused by people for criminal acts.
It's really no different than a gun in that regard.  Both are incredibly
useful things in the right hands, mere tools to further security.  However in
the wrong hands they can be used to commit crimes and break other peoples
security.

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