Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 27, 2005 10:28 AM
I'm not sure it's prudent to try things like this. Given the awesome power of the GNU/Lunix platform, whatever effect these virii might have had would have been substantially amplified by, for example, the superior network performance.
Companies are already reporting losses for the quarter, meanwhile, your idle experimentation might have significantly increased the impact of global cyber-terrorism on the American market. Given the confirmation of Judge Alberto Gonzales, you should be particularly careful to avoid the appearance of aiding and abetting such activity. While this sort of "hacker" tomfoolery might have been just fun in games in the nineties, this is a new millenium with new rules.
Simply put, quaint notions of due process and such may have protected you from the iron fist of law enforcement ten years ago, but borderline terrorism like this will not likely meet with such lenience in this post-9/11 world.