Not to worry. I'm sure they will be punished as much as Sony was punished for Sony's widespread rootkit distribution on CDs; which required large numbers of people to have their OSes reinstalled at their own expense back in 2005.
Hortensius: We’re not trying to get into an argument with the security guys. They’re dealing with theoretical concerns. We have no insight that anything nefarious has occurred. But we agree that this was not something we want to have on the system, and we realized we needed to do more.
Beef industry spokesman: We’re not trying to get into an argument with the health guys. They’re dealing with theoretical concerns. We have no insight that anything serious has occurred. But we agree that Salmonella was not something we want to have in our beef, and we realized we needed to do more.
"Most people, I think, don't even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?"
Most people, I think, don't even know what Salmonella is, so why should they care about it?
The problem is that Obama treats the phrase 'law enforcement' as a monolithic entity with a single unified purpose, coherent standards of behavior, and consistent prosecution of those abusing the public trust.
Declaring encryption a munition ended up putting US companies at a significant competitive disadvantage.
You could import good cryptography from abroad. But you could not export it. So guess where all the good crypto products were developed? When anyone outside the US needed a product that contained any crypto technology, guess which country could NOT sell it to them? That means the US companies could not sell secure products to 94 % of the world's population.