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Re: Compromised system - still ok?

On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 07:26:43PM +0100, Milan P. Stanic wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 06:25:19PM +1100, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > Obviously you've never done this.  Good luck finding someone who even knows
> > what TCP/IP is, let alone sufficient knowledge to be able to track a cracker
> > in real time with no warning.
> How smart they are can be seen at:
> http://www.boingboing.net/2005/01/27/jailed_for_using_a_n.html
> In short: A man used lynx to donate to tsunami victims but webmaster
> at british telekom called the police and the charitable man is
> arrested.
> I don't know should I cry or should I laugh.

I'd suggest verifying the story, first.  The BBC story which is commonly
referenced doesn't actually mention the use of lynx, and attempts by people
in the UK to actually find the real source of the story have (to the best of
my knowledge) proven fruitless.

- Matt

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