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Submission + - Germany Bans "Hacking Tools" (theregister.co.uk)

Sfing_ter writes: "This may be a bit late but German lawmakers have decided to ban "hacking tools", fta:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/30/garmany_an ti-hacking_law/

"Updates to Germany's computer crime laws banning so-called 'hacking tools' have been criticised as ill-considered and counterproductive.

The revamp to the German criminal code is designed to tighten definitions, making denial of service attacks and attempts to sniff data on third-party wireless networks, for example, clearly criminal. Attacks would be punishable by a fine and up to 10 years imprisonment."

Sysadmins will be hard pressed to not break the law inadvertently. How long before our sena-tards and congre-tards in the US try something like this? Would Ted Stevens allow a pipe-wrench to be used on the tubes?

When Hacking Tools are banned only hackers will have Hacking Tools.... :)"

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Submission + - Linux for small organizations

chris1646 writes: Currently we are a small organization that is entirely a Windows shop. Next year much of the server and desktop hardware we run will need replacing. I am looking for creative ways to introduce Linux as my desktop and server OS of choice, however a couple of our core applications run exclusively on Windows. Has anyone had any success hosting Windows applications via terminal server while using Linux as the client OS? Has anyone handled a AD to open source LDAP migration?

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