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Re: The wyrms and the law.
its worse than that.... :) releasing buggy software that increases your systems vulnerability might fall within the boundary of "terrorist acts". > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Roeland Meyer" <[email protected]> > To: "NANOG (E-mail)" <[email protected]> > Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 11:04 AM > Subject: The wyrms and the law. > > > > > > Life just got more interesting for the crackers. > > > > http://www.securityfocus.com/news/257 > > > > Yesterday a new virus was announced on the news. It's only an email virus, > > but in light of the above, the timing is interesting. The bar is being > > raised. Between Code Red and Nimda, the past few months have been most > > interesting, network-wise. By any stretch of the imagination, wyrm > spawning > > falls well within the boundary of "terrorist acts". > > > > The idea is that; to coerce behavior, via threat of harm or direct action > to > > commit harm, is an act of terrorism. There goes the argument that crackers > > are doing us all a favor by exploiting security holes. > > > > -- > > R O E L A N D M J M E Y E R > > Managing Director > > Morgan Hill Software Company > > tel: +1 925 373 3954 > > cel: +1 925 352 3615 > > fax: +1 925 373 9781 > > http://www.mhsc.com > > >