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Re: FBI tells the public to call their ISP for help

  • From: Fergie
  • Date: Fri Jun 15 19:11:34 2007

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- -- Per Heldal <[email protected]> wrote:

>Regulation targeting software-vendors and service-providers has little
>effect as it is an attempt to disrupt the money-flow somewhere in the
>middle. It's usually more efficient to "attack" the source. I.e.
>authorities must hold computer users responsible and make them pay every
>penny (or millions;) it costs to investigate and clean up their mess.
>Mainstream OS'es as we know them would have been unsellable in today's
>market if users, ever since the internet was commercialised, had been
>held responsible. 

When the banks & merchants get sick & tired of underwriting the
fraud investigation and coverage liabilities, I think we will
begin to see more of an effort to put more of the liability in the
user's lap.

In fact, I think we are already starting to see some movement
in the fringes regarding this.

The only thing I can say about this is: be careful what you ask for.

The issues that might result as fall-out might be uglier than what
we have now. :-/

- - ferg

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