Are Computer-Security Export Controls Back?
I thought U.S. export regulations were finally over and done with, at least for software. Maybe not:
Unfortunately, due to strict US Government export regulations Symantec is only able to fulfill new LC5 orders or offer technical support directly with end-users located in the United States and commercial entities in Canada, provided all screening is successful.
Commodities, technology or software is subject to U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security control if exported or electronically transferred outside of the USA. Commodities, technology or software are controlled under ECCN 5A002.c.1, cryptanalytic.
You can also access further information on our web site at the following address: http://www.symantec.com/region/reg_eu/techsupp/enterprise/index.html
The software in question is the password breaking and auditing tool called LC5, better known as L0phtCrack.
Anyone have any ideas what’s going on, because I sure don’t.