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Thursday, 05 August 2010 09:26

Most of the world thinks it is ok to hack another country

Written by Nick Farell
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Just not good for a government to hack them
More than Sixty-three percent of people believe that it is acceptable for their government to spy on another country's computer systems. Sophos’s mid-year 2010 Security Threat Report said it was perfectly acceptable to float malware into another nations' computers with 23 percent claiming to support this action even during peace time.

One in 14 respondents to the survey claimed to believe that crippling denial of service (DDoS) attacks against another country’s communication or financial websites – like the one used to target Russian banks earlier this year – are acceptable during peace time. Just half said such an attack was only acceptable when two countries were at war. 44 percent said it was never acceptable.

Media friendly Sophos spokesman Graham Cluley said that there is an attitude of all’s fair in love and war and that there is one rule for your country and another rule for your citizens.

Speaking to Eweek Cluley said that 32 percent of respondents to Sophos’s survey said that countries should also be allowed to plant malware and hack into private foreign companies in order to spy for economic advantage.

Nick Farell

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+8 #1 bloody 2010-08-05 13:13
We live in a ****ed up world
 
 
+9 #2 semitope 2010-08-05 14:35
national pride and Land cause lots of wars. I am tied to neither. Sucks that people are ok with hurting the neighbor just cause they don't have the same words before the "-an" as you do. Of course when another country does what they say is ok to do they will be grieving
 
 
-7 #3 SiliconDoc 2010-08-05 18:25
Quoting semitope:
national pride and Land cause lots of wars. I am tied to neither. Sucks that people are ok with hurting the neighbor just cause they don't have the same words before the "-an" as you do. Of course when another country does what they say is ok to do they will be grieving

So you're not a citizen of any country ?
Good for you. We could write another great novel about you, the clean, clear headed mind, the kind heart, the saintly peacefulness.
" E-man without a country, without borders, peace lover, destined for Heaven, if only others could be as sweet, the world would be at peace, at last. God has blessed this child, please listen !"
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I wish I was as good as you are!
 
 
+1 #4 semitope 2010-08-06 16:09
Quoting SiliconDoc:
Quoting semitope:
national pride and Land cause lots of wars. I am tied to neither. Sucks that people are ok with hurting the neighbor just cause they don't have the same words before the "-an" as you do. Of course when another country does what they say is ok to do they will be grieving

So you're not a citizen of any country ?
Good for you. We could write another great novel about you, the clean, clear headed mind, the kind heart, the saintly peacefulness.

[blah blah] ~~~ [/blah blah]

I wish I was as good as you are!


That's not really what I said is it? But interpret it as you wish. Ignore the word "tied" if you wish. works

hooray for assuming you understand everyone on the internets!
 

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