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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: Report from House subcommittee hearing on LOVE BUG today

[Reaktion der U.S.-Politik auf ILOVEYOU - und schon sind wieder Rufe 
nach Einfuehrung neuer Internet-Aeusserungsdelikte zu vernehmen. Bald 
kann es noch dazu kommen, dass jede oeffentliche Aeusserung ueber 
Software-Bugs nach U.S.-Recht strafrechtlich relevant ist. --AHH]

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Date sent:      	Wed, 10 May 2000 20:54:35 -0400
To:             	politech@vorlon.mit.edu
From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	FC: Report from House subcommittee hearing on LOVE BUG today
Send reply to:  	declan@well.com


>Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 13:25:55 -0400
>From: William Allen Simpson <wsimpson@greendragon.com>
>To: Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
>Subject: Virus hearing, House Science Subcommittee on Technology
>Hearing this morning, with a number of notable events (from my point
>of view).  One early issue is why it took so long for government
>agencies to react.  (You and I know from Sean Donelan's "Alert
>timeline for Love Bug" that the FBI was about 5 hours behind NANOG.)
>Weiner (D-NY) was beating up the anti-virus vendors for not
>proactively defending against it.  Rivers (D-MI) asked why we are
>criticizing the bank guards when the Windows were left wide open --
>the self-executing Outlook attachments violate the MIME security
>recommendations (since 1991).
>Someone (ICSA, I think) stated that security exploits should never be
>published, and need a restriction on 1st Amendment.
>Also, various statements that security information needs to be kept
>proprietary, through various industry associations, and what is
>shared with government should not be subject to FOIA.
>Differing opions expressed on whether NIST should be involved in
>setting standards, or should be left to private industry.
>Differing opinions on whether breakup of M$ would help or hinder
>detection of security flaws.  (I'm on the help side, as revealing the
>interfaces will benefit from public scrutiny.)
>Lots of other self-serving proclaimations that might benefit from
>your jaundiced reporting eye.

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