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Re: Red team attacks vs. cracking

On Tuesday 30 May 2006 14:15, Linas Žvirblis wrote:
> Paul Johnson wrote:
> >> See, if you visit a bazaar, I bet a helpful guy with a Russian accent
> >> can sell you a perfectly valid passport for less than $50.  Several
> >> years ago, a friend of mine actually asked someone at the Stadion
> >> 10-lecia in Warsaw, and was led to a guy with a number of blank Polish
> >> IDs for ~$25 each...
> >>
> >> That's about what checking government-issued IDs is worth.
> >
> > Perhaps in that part of the world, yes.
> Oh, THAT part of the world. Wait a minute, what part of the world? Can
> you name any country in which you cannot buy fake IDs?
> I might have misunderstood you, but you comment sounded like an insult
> towards Eastern Europe.

No, I'm saying that the availability and penalties for a fake ID vary enough 
by international jurisdiction that what may be true for eastern Europe is not 
necessarily true for the rest of the world.  If you want to construe an 
observation about variations in availability of certain goods and services as 
an insult, so be it, but that was not the intent.

Paul Johnson
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