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Virus authors are exploiting a website associated with President Barack Obama in order to distribute a Trojan. The new president's use of Web 2.0 technologies is being misused in a fake video codec scam centered around My.BarackObama.com, an online community for supporters of the new president. Web security firm Websense …

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Track them down, find them, and...

Ch-Click...HOCK! OOOORRRRRAAAAAYYY!

Seriously... I want to see these bastards swing. The Internet is humanity's greatest achievement and those who insist on destroying its value to the whole of humankind for their own selfish gain should be charged with crimes against humanity, and treated the same way as the Nuremberg criminals. You hijack people's computers, steal their data and identities and ruin their lives, you *DIE*. It's the only way these scumbags will ever be stopped.

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re: Track them down, find them, and...

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By Steve Roper Posted Wednesday 28th January 2009 03:41 GMT

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Ch-Click...HOCK! OOOORRRRRAAAAAYYY!

Seriously... I want to see these bastards swing. The Internet is humanity's greatest achievement and those who insist on destroying its value to the whole of humankind for their own selfish gain should be charged with crimes against humanity, and treated the same way as the Nuremberg criminals. You hijack people's computers, steal their data and identities and ruin their lives, you *DIE*. It's the only way these scumbags will ever be stopped.

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How about we just fix it so it doesn't matter to me if you're somewhere else claiming to be me?

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It's never mattered if I'm somewhere else claiming to be you. The problem exists when I'm somewhere else with enough moody info / credentials to *prove* that I'm you.......

Short of some sort of globally recognised and utterly unforgeable ID system which requires the physical presence of the owner with it to authenticate, that also handles remote recognition via a variety of communication media*, this one's unfixable.

*Tricky this, just ask the Home Secretary**.

**Don't expect a sensible or balanced reply.

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