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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Britain Should Jail Hackers Instead of Using Antivirus

Britain Should Jail Hackers Instead of Using Antivirus

Britain Should Jail Hackers Instead of Using Antivirus

Added: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
The researchers from the University of Cambridge have recently made an interesting suggestion, saying that it would be much better for the United Kingdom to use the money it spends on antivirus software on more resources to policing the web instead.

We have already mentioned the results of the study titled “Measuring the cost of cybercrime” and carried out by an international team of scientists from the University of Cambridge. The results of the study were the following: the United Kingdom spends $1 billion on attack prevention and clean-up, of which $170 million is spent on antivirus. At the same time, the government only spent $15 million to online law enforcement to catch the hackers.

We can see from the survey that the British lose 10 times that amount to the cybercriminals, so it seems a little light, the researchers claim. Lead author Ross Anderson, professor of security engineering at the University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory, explained that some police forces think the issue in question is too large to address. However, in reality there are only a few hackers that are guilty of many incidents. Therefore, it would be much more effective to identify those hackers and jail them, than it would be to force the public to fit an anti-phishing toolbar or buy antivirus software.

Perhaps, the researchers are right, but one could have too many questions about the way to identify and catch all the hackers. Meanwhile, Professor Anderson and his colleagues are ready to present their findings in a few days at the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security in Germany. Maybe, they will describe the method in details there.


By:
SaM
June 27th,2012

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Wednesday, June 27th, 2012



Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

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posted by (2012-06-27 21:45:02)
kingtiger01 avatarmaybe they should describe a why to rid the world of such stupid idea's... Hackers are most of the time are eye's and ears to reality...

Im glad they keep company scared and thinking. it knocks them off there high-horse, and back down to reality.

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posted by Blocked (2012-06-27 23:17:26)
No avatarIn theory this could work, in reality no chance. Even if the UK gove spent 10 billion, what good is it to identify Chinese or Russian hackers who will never get extradited to face charges, then there is the fact that persuing hackers with a vengeance will just make them go even deeper underground and even more harder to track, find and stop.

To be honest if the UK just spent 1 billion on the infastructure, they could have a national owned super speed network that any brit could access for very low price, included in that network would be a host of harware based firewalls to protect the average user, then if the gov just setup it's own anti virus lab to protect users against genuine threats, not the 100 per day homemade and false postives from mcafee or norton to scare people into upgrading year after year. They could make thier own software and keep us all safe in a simple manner since everyone would know they only need one security suite from the gov (oh and all your shady gov ppl, you can have a backdoor to keep track of the users computer contents and web habbits that can only be accessed in combination with the national network, so overseas hackers cannot get access even if they know the backdoor, cos local exchanges would have too much security to hack from outside, win, win).

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posted by (2012-06-29 00:04:39)
cggc avatarrumors of California state prison coast $50,000 USA dollars annually for any one it make us looking for solutions because humans can't stay without web gadgets.

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posted by Supermanimmortal (2012-06-30 00:31:08)
Big_A_Little_A avatarwell in the UK it cost's approximately £38000 and there is almost 90,000 of them,and FFS they even have internet access 24 hr TV and now Gordon Ramsey cooking with them so it looks like jail would be the easier and cheaper option,and to be honest how many folk would want a government/national sponsored internet?? Not me I would rather go back to smoke signals!! And do you think the corporations would let them do it?? also if you at the UK's track record of nationally run companies it aint good,most if not all if them are non existent now.

thanks for another nice article SaM

5
posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-06-30 01:09:34)
Embolism avatarSo they think that black hats will be stopped by this obviously they have no concept of what real hackers will do if they implement such a plan.
personally I can see a few bright sparks stealing access through university computers and having these guys arrested PMSL since most university's have localised free internet access and anyone with a laptop can war drive them,it would be quite amusing to see these so called scientists being led away and incarcerated,meanwhile the real black hats will be sitting in a local cafe or library around the corner from the University having a cappuccino ROFL.
99% of hackers steal Earthlinks or jump servers in countries which do not have any Cyber laws to start with so raids will be done on universities,schools,colleges and never actually catch the real culprits.

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posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-06-30 01:37:54)
Embolism avatarAs for denying access to other countries the www relies on international servers for many things and to deny access to them will isolate the UK which will kill the use for many of us and force us to use other methods,this server is in the Ukraine for instance IP:195.144.21.226 so if such a plan as lollingham has suggested were put into effect this server would be monitored and blocked as would many 1000`s of others,state controlled servers would be targeted and shut down and no firewall or government run anti-virus would stop real determined black hats for long,Orwellian Big Brother tactics are the NSA and Cyber tactics and funnily enough the spooks at Cyber who are spying on the world are already being spied on themselves and they don`t like it,so how do you think the UK would fare when after almost 11 years of preparation for CYBER they have already been infiltrated and spied upon,to think that a government controlled internet without any privacy is right is wrong despite ISP monitoring which already occurs for any one to monitor an end user is worse than voyeurism.

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posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2012-06-30 02:22:51)
Embolism avatarI have been monitored for sometime from a hub in Amsterdam and find it quite Amusing since they believe their doing so without me being aware of it and have CIA/NSA white paper on CYBER strategy going back to 2001,I have a relative who is an IT manager on the MOD satellites that the Americans have leased for some years now and wouldn`t dream of using my home terminal to do anything not innocuous enough to be of no interest to my voyeurs,so when it comes to having my government do it as well as the USA and my ISP it is nothing more than a vexatious waste of government money and time.



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