[TUHS] Warning: April Fools

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sun Apr 2 10:08:24 AEST 2023

[ Please post follow-ups to COFF ]


Thanks for the history, enjoyed very much.
Quite relevant to Early Unix, intertwined with VAxen, IP stack from UCB, NSF-net & fakery.

The earliest documented Trojan, Unix or not, would be Ken’s login/cc hack in his “Reflections on Trust” paper.

It was 1986 when Clifford Stoll tracked a KGB recruit who broke into MILNET, then the first “honeynet” by Stoll.


1986 was also the first known PC virus according to Kaspersky.

	“Brain (boot) , the first PC virus, began infecting 5.2" floppy disks in 1986.”

2nd November 1988, the Morris worm escaped from a lab,
& overloaded the Internet for a week.

Causing CERT to be formed in November 1988 in response.

The SANS Institute was formed the next year, 1989, creating structured training & security materials.

This structured, co-ordinated response, led by technical folk, not NatSec/ Intelligence/ Criminal investigation bodies,
created CVE’s, Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, as a way to identify & name
unique attacks & vectors, track them and make vendors aware, forcing publicity & responses.


The Internet eventually became a significant theatre of Crime & Espionage, Commercial & National Security.

Mandiant was formed in 2004 to identify, track and find sources of APT’s, Advanced Persistent Threats.
In 2010, they described APT’s  tracked in their “M-trends” newsletter.
in Feb 2013, Mandiant publicly described “APT1” and the military unit & location they believed ran it.



> On 2 Apr 2023, at 02:34, Ron Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
> Once again, I must dredge up this post from 1991….


For future reference, Kremvax lives! [ datestamp in email header ]

iMac1:steve$ host kremvax.demos.su
	kremvax.demos.su has address
	kremvax.demos.su mail is handled by 100 relay2.demos.su.
	kremvax.demos.su mail is handled by 50 relay1.demos.su.

iMac1:steve$ ping -c2 kremvax.demos.su
	PING kremvax.demos.su ( 56 data bytes
	64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=46 time=336.127 ms
	64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=335.823 ms

--- kremvax.demos.su ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 335.823/335.975/336.127/0.152 ms


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