Thursday, November 14, 2002

More Dangerous Than Murder

An article at Cnet speaks about new legislation that could possibly jail a 'malicious' hacker for life. If you read the actual bill the hacking would have to be such that is causes a risk to someone's life or health. Script kiddies cracking home computers with DSL and Cable Modems can breathe easy. The Feds won't be putting you in jail for life. However, they could put you in for 10 to 20 years. Longer than some scum of the earth get for "accidentally" killing their own children.

I never understood how it could be anything other than purposeful to cause a child's death through some sort of abuse.

I'm all for stiff penalties, but this is a little excessive I think.