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Re: [Full-disclosure] DoS kiddiots can face 10 years in jail
From: James Greenhalgh (james.greenhalghworldpay.com)
Date: Tue Nov 14 2006 - 03:10:28 CST
J. Oquendo wrote:
> The new law also makes it an offence to supply or make available any
> software or tools that could be used to commit hacking or denial of
> service attacks, and those found guilty under this section of the act
> face up to two years in jail.
They were doing OK until that bit. Too broad in definition, also
affects security testing tools. Typical UK law rewrite actually. While
the above could be worthwhile in educated hands, it could be disasterous
in others. Ping now considered harmful.
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