David Maynor Is Not LMH

So someone posted a message to several computer security mailing lists, ostensibly from David Maynor, wherein he revealed himself as LMH, the pseudonymous hacker behind The Month of Apple Bugs, among other exploits.

This message was a spoof. Maynor, on his own weblog, disavows it, and correctly chastises anyone who took these messages at face value without verifying that it wasn’t a spoof. Anyone can send an email message “from” a fake name, claiming any crazy thing. That The Register ran with this without verification is appalling, even by The Register’s already low standards.

Thursday, 19 July 2007