weekend hacker wrote:For you americans out there there is a random petition on petitions.whitehouse.gov to make ddos a legal form of protest.
Most of you will never notice but HTS gets DDoS'd a lot but this is just a few people(or 1) with botnets and not an actual protest.
On the condition that each ip == 1 actual person instead of 1 person with a botnet doing all the 'protesting' I am totally for this type of thing. I think the internet needs a way to have its voice heard because it seems to me that our wishes are far too often ignored.
What are your thoughts on this? And if you like it.. go sign the damned thing. And if not, explain why before someone goes to sign without being properly informed.
I also wonder what the media have to say about this. It would seem they like to mention the "huge"(we get hit with half its max capacity a couple of times a month and with about 1/6th of it every day all day, and that is most likely just 1 person doing it) ddos on american banks that is supposedly being done by Iran(could be iran.. could be any 12 year old with internet access).
This is obviously to portray this as some kind of bad thing even though in the bank case its obviously a botnet doing all the work and not a large subsection of the worlds population.
Also note that in the past ddos WAS a legal(atleast never questioned in a court) form of protest(floodnet comes to mind) but somehow something went wrong after the post 2000 hacktivism boom. See the documentary Hackers in wonderland(2000) for more about the olden days of floodnet and other fun stuff.
-Ninjex- wrote:I looked at that not to long ago.
I am not sure how it would play out if it did become legal.
I think people would just go on DoS'ing sprees and claim it to be in protest.
You could pretty much claim protest on anything, due to the fact that everyone is keen to their own opinions.
As you said also, I would probably assume abuse by botnets, perl flooders from vps's, shells on MySQL databases, etc...
I think it would just get out of control is all.
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