[Full-Disclosure] Sasser author
nils.ketelsen at kuehne-nagel.com
Fri May 14 14:54:56 BST 2004
> As soon as your virus changes the content of any part of the system's
> memory, be it the RAM or any other medium you have already manipulated
> data and are guilty of the corresponding crime. It's as easy
> as that. In
No it is not as easy as that. When I look at some random webpage, the
webserver has to load data into his ram and will then deliver it to me. Thus
I changed data in RAM. If this ever becomes a crime internet will become
With this email distributed to a lot of mailboxes, I changed data on many
mailservers, that have to store it. Sending email is not illegal according
to german law, though.
> This is idiotic.
Because there is no simple logic behind this, we have judges. They have to
aplly common sense to the law. And common sense always is a point for
The real world is not digital. It is not as easy as "if (MEMORY_modified)
Intentions play a role here. So does the ability to judge your own actions.
And (last but not least) how easy it was made for you to commit a crome is
often affecting the time you have to spend in jail or the amount of cash
your crome costs you.
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