Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 6 August 2001
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From: spiro For : Right Of Reply (for publication) Subj: CAB bollocks excellent. every single user of windows and UNIX will be arrestable. tools hackers use to probe networks come with all these OSs which have TCP/IP installed - ie a connection to the internet.. ping, traceroute (tracert on windows), telnet, ftp, finger, nslookup etc.. the list is longer on UNIX machines which come with other more useful tools like whois, dig, etc.. telnet and ftp tend to be the programs that you actually do the breakins with ... or so I hear.. From: Brian Harmer For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: News Item of the weekend Who was that fine looking "Kaipara Man" with the jet engine anyway? :-) Aardvark Replies: I couldn't possibly comment ;-) From: Stephen Judd For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: CAB Paul Swain is the Minister responsible. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or better yet, write him a letter. Presumably anyone offering a Linux distribution that includes crack, tcpdump, etc is going to be in big trouble... Grrr. From: Dominic For : Right Of Reply (for publication) Subj: Design of laws 1) Let's be honest. Today's legislators have much to learn about IT and comms. 2) Let's face it: A legal system will evolve for the Net. 3) Net based laws will have to have an international component. 4) Laws ought to be "open-ended". 5) Laws ought to recognise the culture of the Net, and culture of IT. The net isn't a physical world. From: Matt For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Will rewards be offered? Hey, if my computers are now illegal because they contain all these "hacker" tools, so obivously designed only for nefarious deeds, will they offer an ammnesty for me to accept the error of my ways and front up to the police with hard drive in hand? Will they offer rewards if I can then dob in folk who knowingly run these hacker systems after the amnesty period has expired. I could dob in my old man for running his WinME system with it's built in hacker devices (telnet, ping etc) and I know he has used sites that scan DNS entries so obviously he is planning to hack some poor innocent out there (his own daughter as I recall, but hey - these "hackers" have no morals...!).Now Have Your Say
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