Re: BBC 'vague' reporting again!
Paul Vigay wrote on 1-12-08 11:13:
> Just spotted this item on the BBC news -
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7758127.stm where they claim "Remote
> searches of suspect computers will form part of an EU plan to tackle
> hi-tech crime."
> They don't state how these 'remote searches' will work, but either they're
> assuming Windows has some backdoor in it, people are too stupid to
> configure an effective firewall, the BBC don't understand the technology
> involved or I've misread something in the story.
Probably a combination of all four ... Windows certainly does have back
doors, albeit mostly unintentional ones. And many people are incapable
of configuring an effective firewall, although I wouldn't necessarily
attribute that to stupidity.
The most frightening passage, for two reasons, is: "In particular the
strategy aims to tackle the trade in images of children being sexually
abused. In a statement outlining the strategy the EU claimed "half of
all internet crime involves the production, distribution and sale of
child pornography". " Firstly, anyone who really believes this can't be
trusted even to straighten bananas and fill cheese lakes, let alone
create a transcontinental secret police force. Second, it means that
nobody will dare to object to their proposals, since that would be
tantamount to confessing you're a practising paedophile.