More jail time for virus writers

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    More jail time for virus writers

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5345404.stm

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    Amputate a hand I say!

    That'll cut down the rate at which they can create more malware, and prove somewhat of a deterrant at the point they have to do CTRL-ALT-DELETE
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    I think the penalty for writing a computer virus is to be infected with a real virus... Now that's a deterrent.

    Honestly... Two years in jail? In a white collar, minimum security vacation? You know they get conjugal visits in there?
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    I think the penalty for writing a computer virus is to be infected with a real virus...
    "Mr. Essabar, Mr. Bahloul, I find you guilty on all counts. You are hereby sentenced to malaria."*

    *Actually not a virus. I didn't want to make an AIDS joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen
    *Actually not a virus. I didn't want to make an AIDS joke.
    Heh... I was going to make a virus joke and the only thing that came to mind for me was AIDS and malaria.
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