Thursday, December 11, 2008

Computer spam = WMDs? GROOOOAAAAN!

Badtux does the linky thang to a Wired piece about the civilization-destroying threat posed by...computer malware and spam.

Don't look at me. It's the right-wing Hoover Institution sounding the alarm over what their distinguished fellows (suppresses chuckle) call eWMDs. That's short for electronic weapons of mass destruction. In other words, malware programs, viruses, and those annoying FREE MEDS e-mails are somehow as dangerous as nukes and biological weapons. And the US should enlist the National Guard to track down these idiots--er, I mean, terrorist masterminds.

Sounds like someone at Hoover got carried away after deleting the junk mail from his e-mail inbox.

Another group, calling itself the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, has suggest sanctions for countries that harbor cybercriminals. File this one under Ideas that Sound Badass But Are Totally Unworkable. Why do I have a feeling these cybersecurity "experts" aren't very familiar with operating systems?

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