Thursday, July 06, 2006

Gary McKinnon

Gary McKinnon

If Gary McKinnon has caused any damage to US computer systems it is only because he has been in there, and therefore they can no longer consider their systems to be sterile and untouched, (so of course they have to be completely replaced) whilst I’m not proposing they should give him a medal, they could at least look leniently on someone who found the door to the strong room open and didn’t rifle the safe; or plant bombs or other nasty things,.

Thank god it was a harmless dude like Gary; think what a real tech savvy terrorist could have done in there!

Here’s a question for you.

Q: If a major terrorist cyber attack is prevented because of the security flaws that Gary McKinnon drew to the authority’s attention, will he get a reduction of his sentence?

By alerting the government to the state of their security Gary has (arguably) done the USA a big favor.

Like I say I’m not suggesting you give him a medal, but 50 years is a bit strong!


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