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US Congress mulls first 'hack back' revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it'll let people do

Bill Stewart

Hacking back against forged attacks

Bob announces that he will hack back against anybody who attacks him.

So Mallory impersonates Alice and attacks Bob. Doesn't need to be a big or effective attack.

Bob detects the attack and launches a hack-back against Alice.

Alice's network is now trashed, and Bob claims he was retaliating legally.

Congress seems to be a bunch of Chaos Monkeys.

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