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Re: Rate Stratfor's Incident Response
From: Michael Schmidt <mschmidt () drugstore com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 18:16:10 +0000

No one lives in a server, but the server certainly occupies space somewhere. Even a VM runs in a physical space 
somewhere. If someone attacks my server in my home, I think of that as physically being in my home. If someone were to 
hack into my daughters webcam, and enable it to view her, I would certainly consider that the EXACT same as being in my 
house, on my property. And said person would incur the same fathers wrath as any other boy who attempted such a thing.

Father has baseball bats (the 3 B's of being a father) and this father has other more powerful weapons to defend his 
family with.

The people out there willing to do harm remotely should not forget that there are officers of the law who will come 
knocking with a very real physical presence, even though the attacker was in a "virtual" world.

That's just one fathers take on things.

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk [mailto:full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk] On Behalf Of 
J. von Balzac
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 10:01 AM
To: full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Rate Stratfor's Incident Response

Really, calling it "breaking in" is a stretch.  You connected a 
computer to a publicly accessible computer network, where anyone can 
send anything to your computer.  If hacking such a system is 
"breaking in," you might as well claim that shouting across your 
neighbor's yard is "breaking in."

Bzzzt.  Bad analogy.  A better one would be noticing your neighbor's 
garage door is open, walking across the street, entering the garage 
and rummaging around in his belongings.

It's obvious that all analogies are bad -- the Internet is a reality onto itself and cannot, but more importantly 
*should* not be compared to the physical "3d" reality. Internet has no law of gravity for instance, and certainly no 
garages.

Please, just focus on what is relevant. Perhaps even take one step further back to determine what actually is relevant 
first. Stop comparing it to arbitrary things. No one lives in a server, so it's certainly not a house.

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