Nato warns of strike against cyber attackers

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Wed Jun 9 23:35:51 UTC 2010

On 6/9/2010 18:04, Joe Greco wrote:
>> On 6/9/2010 14:37, Karl Auer wrote:
>> [good stuff]
>>> Try thinking about what *could* happen rather than what *can't* happen.
>> Even better:  Think "here is what I can do".  And then do it.
> Some of us already do:
> Implement BCP38
> Implement spam scanning for e-mail
> Have a responsive abuse desk
> Reload - not repair - any compromised systems
> Sponsor resources to combat spam
> many more etc.
> Some of us have been doing what you suggest for so long that we've 
> become a bit skeptical and cynical about it all, especially when we 
> see that in the last decade, BCP38 filtering still isn't prevalent, 
> abuse desks are commonly considered to be black holes, and people
> still talk about disinfecting a virus-laden computer.
> There is only so much you can do, short of getting out a Clue by Four
> and going around hitting people with it.

I am sorry nto report that doing the right thing rarely gets any ink.

But it is still the right thing, and you have to keep doing it--if for
no reason better than being able to live with your self.

Thanks for what you do.
Somebody should have said:
A democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.

Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting
the vote.

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