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Mike Lynn's Cisco Case, from his attorney's blog
by Elonka at 2:24 pm EDT, Aug 5, 2005

Fortunately for Mike, I never got to make it to a judge, because we were able to settle the case within 24 hours.

I *love* the way that Jennifer Granick writes. Complete with bagels, sushi, and her definition of "fun". :)

For those who are coming up to speed on this flap about Mike Lynn and Cisco and ISS and Black Hat, Jennifer's page gives a good summary of (a) what happened; and (b) what's happened since then. It's also just a fun read.

For those who don't want to read everything and just want an even quicker summary, here's my one-paragraph "See Spot Run" explanation:

Fellow Memestreamer Abaddon (Mike Lynn) discovered a security hole in Cisco routers a few months ago. Cisco routers are in use all over the internet, and if the hole would have been exploited, it could have literally "crashed the internet". The hole has since been patched. He got permission to give a talk about the hole at last week's Black Hat security conference. A few days before the conference, the permission was revoked. He decided to quit his job and give the talk anyway. This brought the attention of the world, and *lots* and lots of articles have been written about the situation since. Lots of lawyers also got involved. As things currently stand, Mike has settled things with Cisco and ISS, but FBI "men in suits" showed up right around the same time and started asking questions, and it's unclear as yet as to what the FBI involvement is going to entail. To keep up to speed on that, I recommend re-checking Jennifer Granick's blog each day, since it's been an excellent blow-by-blow. If you're reading it for the first time, I recommend starting with the section at the bottom, and then working your way up to the top. It's a great soap opera. :)

For anyone who wants more information, I recommend:
  (1) A relatively non-technical explanation by Dagmar about the hole
  (2) Rattle's blog, since he's been keeping up-to-date on a lot of the blather in the blogosphere, and has lots of good links that point to different opinion pieces.

Stay tuned,

Elonka :)

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