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Re: [fyodor () insecure org: C|Net Download.Com is now bundling Nmap with malware!]
From: Jay Ashworth <jra () baylink com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 18:24:53 -0500 (EST)

Isn't it a little early for Whacky Weekend?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Collins" <enwpst47 () gmail com>

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 4:45 PM, <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu> wrote:
On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 10:30:20 PST, "andrew.wallace" said:
It could be argued that Nmap is malware, and such software has
already been called to be made illegal.

Called by whom, other than yourself?

Germany?

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2007/08/new_german_hack.html

Perhaps.  But Valdis and you both misinterpreted what Andrew said: 
he said that "malware" has already been called to be made illegal --
he really only invited you to infer that he was in fact *making* the
argument that nmap was indeed malware, and you both bit beautifully.

Now PDFTT, people.

Cheers,
-- jra
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