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Re: GPG Keys..... was Re: Should I install chkrootkit?

On 6/8/2014 4:18 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 6:10 AM, Jerry Stuckle <jstuckle@attglobal.net> wrote:
>>> But hopefully it won't ever come to the point of mattering. It really
>>> is silly when people start trying to spoof other people's emails.
>> Chris,
>> It's more than silly.  In many countries (including the United States),
>> it can be considered identity theft, which is a federal crime.
> Hmm, I'm not absolutely sure that using a fake name in an email header
> would count as identity theft. But what I meant was how silly it is to
> have to worry about that. Murder's a crime, too, but I would consider
> it pretty silly if we had to concern ourselves with the possibility
> that some other debian-user contributor would show up on our doorsteps
> with an axe. We should not have to be considering such ridiculous
> possibilities.
> ChrisA

The way the law is written in the U.S., it is (and has been prosecuted
as such).  It is considered no different than using someone else's name
when applying for a loan, for instance.


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