Someone’s Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Fri Dec 6 20:10:36 UTC 2013

On Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 12:39:16PM -0600,
 Brandon Galbraith <brandon.galbraith at> wrote 
 a message of 43 lines which said:

> If your flows are a target, or your data is of an extremely
> sensitive nature (diplomatic, etc), why aren't you moving those bits
> over something more private than IP (point to point L2,

And how can you be sure that the P2P L2 has not been provisioned as
just an unencrypted virtual link over the regular Internet? A
dedicated low-layers circuit is expensive...

No, end-to-end encryption is the only serious solution.

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