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UK Aims to Stop Hackers by Banning Tools

UK Aims to Stop Hackers by Banning Tools

By Dan Morrill January 3, 2008

In what could be a bad day for United Kingdom pen testers, stress testers, and other systems security folks, the UK is getting ready to ban the creation and distribution of tools that could be used by hackers. This generally unpleasant concept could make it not only impossible to create the next nessus or nmap by anyone in the UK, it could also send them to jail for distributing the tools they make as well.

This ought to set back UK computer security by decades.

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