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  •  And it's not like Manning wouldn't have been found (1+ / 0-)
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    ...anyway.  This just hastened the discovery.

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    by Rich in PA on Mon May 14, 2012 at 05:50:07 AM PDT

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    •  And it's not like Manning wouldn't have been found (0+ / 0-)

      Rich,

      I would be really, really surprised if he would ever have been found out if he'd remained strictly anonymous. As you'll see as the saga progresses, there was no way anyone could have nailed him. There was no auditing on the network, no auditing on the hosts, no auditing on the databases, no auditing anywhere . . . no intrusion detection systems anywhere on the networks, no honeypots, bupkis, zip. Remember that he said in his chat with Lamo that he noticed that somebody had posted 500,000 pager messages that had been slurped out of an NSA database. There's no way that could have happened if network monitoring was in place. Also, there's no way he would have been able to hoover and post all of the stuff from State or the videos from Iraq. If the networks had been monitored, he'd have been nabbed way before he had a chance to unload them . . . and he would have disappeared into a black hole and no one would ever have heard of Bradley Manning . . .

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