Belgium police arrest female virus-writer Gigabyte

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  1. bigc73542

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    Link to story: http://www.security-protocols.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1741

     
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    if she was domiciled here in the U.S. , her future would be secured with book, TV and possibly a movie offer. Not to mention Gloria Allred or someone of that ilk would be shouting from the roof tops of how unfair it was that she was captured as the top woman in her field while the males in her field are left to play. ;)
     
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    MS could hire her for the NET stuff.
    Have seen a reportage about her on tv: she sounded very convinced about what she's doing, obsessed by the cyberpossibilities.
    I found it rather stupid they showed her website on tv, as it was known in the world enough.
    Such people don't belong behind bars, but should use their skills in the whitehat world.
    Would recipe and cookbook writers say the same "i only create it on paper, it's up to readers to make and eat it?"
     
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    Gigabyte defended her work, saying she herself never spread the viruses she created and published on her Web site. "When people make guns, can you blame them when somebody else kills with them?" she was quoted asking. "I only write them. I don't release them."
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    I think her analogy is a little flawed here. The people making guns - whether or not they share blame - are at least somewhat restricted in how they make them available.

    Still, it's a pity that such a talented mind was not cultivated for more useful purposes.

    Doug
     
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    :D Here in Canada she would be protected as having to face punishment & there would a huge outcry to protect her. :mad: If sent to prison she would be living in our Club Med prison cottages with all the amenities of home - she would even be given a computer to continue her "studies". :D
     
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    It kind of makes you wonder what the world is coming to where criminals are treated as folk heros and the people that work hard to catch them are treated as the bad guy. o_O
     
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    Hey BigC in my comment is a tad of sarcasm, but it is true that female prisoners here do live in cottages. One murderess lives in a cottage with a flat mate , has parties & so forth ... that's known rehabilitation. :D She actually helped in the rape & murder of two young women and raped and killed her own sister. Nice type - she got 10 yrs. and her husband got life for these crimes.
     
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    There is so much sick stuff going on in the world anymore I wish I could find the restore button for this old planet and [move]PUSH IT[/move]
     
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    :)Careful what you wish for. Sometimes it doesn't come back up! :'(
     
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    That is true I know every time I have tried to use restore it always screws up. I am glad that this install of xp pro does not have restore :D
     
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