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Re: Disabling QAZ (was Re: Port 139 scans)

  • From: Dan Hollis
  • Date: Fri Sep 29 16:54:53 2000

On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, John Fraizer wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, Dan Hollis wrote:
> > It would be cool if someone would make a tool that would auto-disinfect
> > users...
> Yep.  The problem with that is that current laws on the books (in the US
> at least) make this an illegal solution.  If memory serves me correctly,
> the one I'm thinking about is worded something like:
> "...any person who without authorization, accesses, modifies, deletes or
> destroys..."

A web page that users themselves must click "OK, disinfect me"? Seems
authorization enough to me...

> The penalties are pretty stiff too.  The best of intentions don't negate
> the fact that it's illegal.

When the user initiates the disinfection themselves?