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Reporting terrorism, affect your credit? (we're doomed)




Reporting terrorism, affect your credit? (we're doomed)
Reporting terrorism, affect your credit? (we're doomed)



Forwarded from: security curmudgeon 

http://attrition.org/security/rant/fbi01.html 

Reporting terrorism, affect your credit? (we're doomed)
Tue Aug 11 05:49:16 EDT 2009
security curmudgeon

Right as I am about to wind down for the night, ISN rolls in, filling 
the inbox of most people before they wake. One of the last articles 
caught my attention and I read the first few paragraphs. Sandia to boot 
behemoth botnet

This article (full GCN article) was disturbing to say the least. A 
couple of academia researchers, cut-off from the real world, out of 
touch with reality and how the 'world' works, decide they need to 
control a bot net. Not a 10k node botnet, not a 100k node botnet.. but a 
1 million node notnet. In case you haven't read lately, the threat of a 
botnet is serious. Some men are charged in botnet related crimes, and 
the threat of a million-pc botnet is a threat to consumers. (Still don't 
believe? Google 'botnet threat').

[..]

Uh, really? "Terms and conditions"? I actually have to agree to all of 
this about "notification to my credit card company" and any complaint is 
"initiated at the discretion of the law enforcement and/or regulatory 
agency receiving the complaint information"? In short, there is a 
"click-wrap" license invoked on reporting a threat to national security 
that may relate to my credit, and that law enforcement MAY initiate an 
investigation. If I call 911, they initiate an investigation even if 
it's a hangup. Yet telling the FBI about a threat to national security 
MAY initiate an investiation?

[..]


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