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Re: intrusion via ssh

On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 13:27 +0200, Bob Alexander wrote:
> Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > So, if I reinstall my Linux Router for the 4 ADSL Modem-Routers
> > I will reinstall a script, which, if it detects an aggression,
> > answer with an automated upload of a rootkit...
> > 
> > And if you think, i can hit innocents, then I answer, that the
> > owner of the Computer is responsable for this whats going on with
> > his/her computer/server.
> > 
> > If they permit people to do cracking, it is not my problem if I
> > erase a Database of 3 TBytes...  (already done in Italy)  :-)
> > 
> Michelle,
> I am no-one to tell you how you should behave and express only my 
> personal opinion, but I find counterstrikes to be ethically, 
> philosophically and probably legally unacceptable.

In the USA, such "active defenses" are really illegal, if the 
theory that a "door booby-trapped to fire a shotgun blast at it
if a burglar breaks in thru the door" can be moved to the digital

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

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