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Re: House approves spyware legislation
From: Gregory Gilliss <ggilliss () netpublishing com>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 14:05:13 -0700


I'm advocating R&D, education, and common sense. I'm disagreeing with the 
general philosophy of our society that passing more laws to punish the
transgressors is the solution to the problem.

Nice lure, but sorry, I'm not biting ;-)

-- Greg

On or about 2004.10.06 16:53:34 +0000, Ron DuFresne (dufresne () winternet com) said:

On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Gregory Gilliss wrote:

Great, Not that I'm any fan of spyware, but this is just another law
against hacking. Think - what's the difference between this and someone
using XSS to "take control" of a computer? If you r00t a box and deface
the home page, then you've broken this law.

<sigh> Instead of fixing the problem (poor software security) we pass
laws to punish the people who do the things that illustrate the problem.
Basic philosophical differences, blah blah blah ...

So, yer advocating that breaking into a system to say plant a file or to
do XSS tricks on the website is okay?  As long as it's merely an
"illistration", correct?


Ron DuFresne
"Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity.  It
eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart
      ***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***

OK, so you're a Ph.D.  Just don't touch anything.

Gregory A. Gilliss, CISSP                              E-mail: greg () gilliss com
Computer Security                             WWW: http://www.gilliss.com/greg/
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