[extropy-chat] Script kiddies are not that bad (was Re: Recipe for Destruction - Joy/Kurzweil NYTimes Op-Ed)
emlynoregan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 04:12:21 UTC 2005
On 19/10/05, Dirk Bruere <dirk.bruere at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/05, The Avantguardian <avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > --- Alejandro Dubrovsky <alito at organicrobot.com>
> > wrote:
> > > So which one is it, are people extremely unlikely to
> > > be evil (less than
> > > 1 in the shitload of virus writers that have
> > > surfaced over the last
> > > decade), are script kiddies extremely unskilled
> > > (this one still doesn't
> > > explain a toned down version of 1 which just formats
> > > the hd), or have I
> > > just not heard of these famous viri?
> > I think it's that even for impressionable youngsters
> > that want to fancy themselves outlaws, its far more
> > romantic to be Robin Hood than Hitler. I just hope no
> > Al Quaeda black hats hang out on your UNIX site.
> The problem these days is organised crime, not script kiddies.
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Yes, and those people have no incentive to break your machine.
Stealing your private information, and taking over your machine for
use as an open relay or maybe DDOS node is much more likely.
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