[thelist] RE: [OT] blaster worm punishment

Steven Streight vaspersthegrate at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 31 10:14:11 CST 2005

If someone unleashed a pest in your house that began
destroying everything in it, your library, CD
collection, photo scrapbooks, television, furniture,
wouldn't you be angry?

If I snuck up on you while you were asleep, and
injected you with a disease, like polio, or
Alzheimers, or some cancer, what would that make me?

If I poured sand into your car's engine, and sugar
into your gas tank, and punctured your tires, what

For those who don't like any mention of "terrorists",
thinking it merely a Republican buzzword: The juiciest
target for terrorists is the internet and networked
systems of anybody who doesn't agree with them.

According to Ed Skoudis, respected and well-known
specialist in malware and network security, attacks on
computers and networks will skyrocket in 2005, from
both criminals and terrorists. (see Counter Hack web
site, google it)

I am decidedly not patriotic, xenophobic or political
in any way shape or form. I am more of an *ethical*

Yet I despise criminal activity and destructive acts.
If justice is slow or punishment is mild, this
destruction will escalate.

And why blame the carpenter if your house is not an
impregnable fortress?

Steven Streight
Web Usability Analyst & Content Writer
Digital Media Artist
Virtual Instrument Music Composer

EMAIL: vaspersthegrate at yahoo.com

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