Forwarded from: Russell Coker <russellat_private> On Wed, 22 May 2002 11:05, you wrote: > Forwarded from: Marc Maiffret <marcat_private> > > Could codered have been written by Chinese? Yes. Do I personally think the > Chinese government would do it? No. That would equate them to terrorists [...] > the US that much? Does it hurt China and everyone else just as much or > more? For military purposes its better to be able to get critical > information to use against your enemy. Therefore it makes more sense to be > silently hacking systems to gain information that you can later use. This > does not This is one point that I think many people are missing. Worms hurt American interests vastly more than any other country because the use of (and dependence on) computers is much greater than most (if not all) other countries. Anything that is done to significantly hurt use of the Internet, electronic commerce, or network security hurts America most, and is therefore in the interests of a hostile country that has little dependance on computers. But worms aren't the great weapon here, stupid laws such as the DMCA and others are much worse. Russell Coker - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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