[Full-Disclosure] viruses being sent to this list
ge at egotistical.reprehensible.net
Mon Mar 22 23:24:00 GMT 2004
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| Today's spoof, of an email supposedly coming from me with an infected
| file was a cute trick by whatever kiddie, but doesn't really bother me.
I am sorry if this was not clear - it is possible this spoof was done
un-intentionally by an infected system, but the idea behind my email stands.
| However, the mailing list has become, in a growing trend, a means by
| which people transfer viruses, whether it is their intention or if they
| got "0wned" is irrelevant, distributing malware is illegal, and should
| be dealt with by the list owners.
I stand by it being irresponsible, and I do believe it is illegal,
however, laws in different countries vary, so as I can not cite any
ruling at the moment, I'd rather take the "illegal" part back until I
can cite something.
Spreading malicious code, though, I am pretty sure *is* illegal in the
US, anyone with knowledge in this subject who can correct me or back me
up, please do so.
Other than that, I wasn't looking to start a discussion, I await the
response of the list managers.
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