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Re: pro regulation viewpoint on cyber vulnerabiltiy
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:08:40 -0400

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From: "Daniel O'Connor" <doconnor () gsoft com au>
Date: March 30, 2009 8:24:45 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Cc: "ip" <ip () v2 listbox com>
Subject: Re: [IP] Re:   pro regulation viewpoint on cyber vulnerabiltiy

On Tuesday 31 March 2009 07:21:23 Vadim Antonov wrote:
in the ignition locks of their cars - but for some reason there's no
experts calling for federal programs to fix these "market falures".  I
think that is because, without the smoke screen of fancy jargon, any
reasonable person would see inanity of any such proposal.

The analogy is cute but misleading.

In the physical world a thief can't attempt to open a thousand doors a minute
on the off chance someone has left one unlocked.

In 'cyberspace' (shudder) that sort of this is trivially easy - your computer does all the leg work while you have a snooze or watch TV and you come back
later and make use of the result.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
"The nice thing about standards is that there
are so many of them to choose from."
 -- Andrew Tanenbaum
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