RE: [OT] New Anti-Terrorism Law makes "hacking" punishable by life in prison

From: Alexander Viro (
Date: Sun Sep 30 2001 - 17:03:27 EST

On Sun, 30 Sep 2001, M. Edward Borasky wrote:

> 1. The losses to businesses from just these two virus attacks are
> *significant*, and people are angry about the fact. They're looking for
> someone to blame, someone to propose a solution and tools to prevent future
> attacks. I personally think stiff fines and long prison sentences for
> releasing attack software into the world's business network should have been
> instituted a long time ago. Life without parole seems to me quite reasonable
> under the circumstances.

Let's start with conslutants who kept pushing crap into said network.
And continue with those who had bred tons of worthless "certified"
wankers pretending to be sysadmins, driving the wages down and replacing
clued people with illiterate trash. Getting rid of script kiddies is
nice, but fsckwits who are directly responsible for current situation
should be first against the wall.
> 2. The Linux community should *not* believe that we are less vulnerable than
> Microsoft! We are less vulnerable *now* only because Linux is not as
> widespread as Windows. Were Linux, say, half of the market, the
> vulnerability would be equal. The difference is strictly the number of

Like, say it, in case of apache? It's _more_ widespread than target of
Code Red and Nimda.

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