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Re: Media Hackers

On Sat, Sep 28, 2002 at 05:36:06PM +0100, Dale Amon wrote:
> I'm curious if anyone has thought about ways of blocking
> this sort of attack before it gets to the home user?
> 	http://www.the-dailyrant.com/archives/000855.html#000855
it depends on the attack: they say they want the 
"Congress to allow them to be able to legally hack"

so it seems not specific to p2p flaws but by using 
any known flaws of the target system.
How can you block them ? the same way you block 
normal "hackers" .

> I think it is especially important to those of us
> who are not under US law, living in places where such
> activity would not only *be* criminal, but would be treated
> as such under law.
it depends on the "agreement law" between your country and US,
Anyway they should cooperate with the local country police, 
because (fortunately) DMCA is not a "global law"; so they can
be persecuted if they hack on to my pc that is outside us law; 
if not, well, there would be so many law about privacy, private rights,
local law that were breaked, that i should start to think of living
in a world with a "us dictatorship", and that "1984" is now true.

Anyway, Stay in touch with debian security updates and watch your logs :-)


Samuele Giovanni Tonon  <samu@linuxasylum.net>   http://www.linuxasylum.net/~samu/
          	Acid -- better living through chemistry.
			       Timothy Leary

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