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>>>>> "Bernhard" == Bernhard R Link <blink@informatik.uni-freiburg.de> writes:

Bernhard> On public streets or public places, you are not
Bernhard> allowed. Otherwise you are allowed without licence.

True.  And I think that most of us won't care if people have insecure
boxes, if those boxes aren't on the Internet.

Bernhard> (And even an licence does not avoid accidents and deaths, it
Bernhard> only may reduce them)

True again.  Just as knowing about security or hiring a
security-conscious admin only reduces the chance of getting cracked.

>> If we had the same sort of standards for computer use, though, we
>> wouldn't have as much of a security problem as we do have.

Bernhard> Sure?

Yes.  Because at the minimum, it would inform people about the
importance of paying attention to security.  (Mind you, the "standards"
that I'm talking about for driving only reflect my North American
experiences.  Germany may be (and I have heard it is) different.)

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