[funsec] Israeli Software Company Faces U.S. Probe
larry at larryseltzer.com
Thu Mar 2 10:06:33 CST 2006
>>The objections by the FBI and Pentagon were partly over specialized
intrusion detection software known as "Snort," which guards some classified
U.S. military and intelligence computers.
This sounds perilously close to complete nonsense. I'm guessing from the
story that the real issue for the government is that Sourcefire has some
important contracts protecting sensitive classified systems and that the
software is not straight Snort. OTOH, Snort is GPL; is it possible that they
are concerned about a GPL program falling into the wrong hands?
eWEEK.com Security Center Editor
Contributing Editor, PC Magazine
larryseltzer at ziffdavis.com
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