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Re: [News] UK Seeks to Band 'Hacking Tools'

  • Subject: Re: [News] UK Seeks to Band 'Hacking Tools'
  • From: Gordon <gbplinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 12:06:22 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • References: <6531767.O52uApBgfj@schestowitz.com> <1598217.Br2mmuqt5R@nomail.afraid.org> <4471950E.6030506@bullet3.fsnet.oc.ku>
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Robert Newson wrote:

> P. wrote:
>> 'Twas brillig, and the slithy Roy Schestowitz did gyre and gimble in the
>> wabe:
>>>UK law will criminalise IT pros, say experts
>>>,----[ Quote ]
>>>| Security experts fear that the UK government is on track to outlaw the
>>>| supply of network security tools, and even scripting languages such as
>>>| Perl
>>>| [...]
>>>| People who distribute networking vulnerability scanning tools such as
>>>| nmap or Nessus could also be caught up in part (b), Clayton warned.
>>>They should probably outlaw Windows as well, for all the trouble it
>>>causes in a networked environment.
>>>        http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/legal/0,39020651,39270045,00.htm
>> This is just pathetic; another example of the knee-jerk reaction of the
>> uninformed idiots we have running our countries.  Should the makers of
>> guns
>> be locked up?  Guns are _intended_ to kill or at least cause harm, unless
>> there's a shortage of ploughshares where you live.
> What about cars? - they're not entirely blunt, heavy instruments that can
> used to kill.  Not their intended use, but one for which they are often
> used.
> And kitchen knives? - sole purpose to cut and slash flesh...

Black and decker drills? just *made* for knee-caps.....

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