Forwarded from: joergat_private-sb.de Quoting InfoSec News <isnat_private>: > Forwarded from: Rob Rosenberger <junkmailat_private> > > >>TOP-secret files can be downloaded from the Prime > >>Minister's computers in Downing Street... Hackers > >>use a gadget, called a WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) > >>card, which enables them to tap into the... > > Once again, I call for a law to make the act of "warchalking" > illegal here in the U.S. Screw the First Amendment. Possession of > (1) any WiFi device and (2) a piece of chalk should carry a > mandatory federal prison sentence of at least 20 months with no > chance of parole. > > And I think we should also outlaw the sale of "weapons of war" at > Best Buy and Circuit City. Ordinary American citizens do NOT have > an inalienable right to read top secret intelligence data. Such > privileges extend only to those who can pass a detailed FBI > background investigation. This was entertaining, funny, witty, a real good read with my morning coffe. Until I began to wonder wether the above quota was indeed meant to be sarcastic. Please, someone drop me a line telling me that it WAS indeed a joke? Possession of any WiFi device and chalk is a crime? Why not take things a step further and outlaw the possession of nmap, nessuss, airsnort? What about JtR? I think we should outlaw the setup of insecure WiFi networks with a mandatory federal prison sentence of at least 20 month with no chance of parole and being force-fed "Building internet firewalls" once a day. Oh, and BTW: "Cracknell estimated that this would take between one and two hours - but it is illegal under the Telecommunications Act and possibly the Official Secrets Act." Seems to me that misusing WLan access is already pretty illegal in the UK. Have a good day, J - 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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