A little bit surprise to me when I read the news at the Register about the software export regulations subject to Symantec’s password crack software – named LC5, which came from the acquisition of @stake. Oops, LC 5 is the commercial version of a password auditing / breaking tool better known as L0phtCrack.
L0phtCrack has been rebranded as “LC5” under Symantec.
So annoying news. One after one spry security tools, products are being acquired by Symantec and other “big fishes”. Do you think that’s good news to the end users? I don’t think.