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#039 (voting ends 9/11/05)
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Do you feel Vmyths tells the truth about computer security hysteria?

Yes
No


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#038 (voting ends 8/28/05)
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Do you care if hackers can exploit a critical security vulnerability in your antivirus product?

Yes
No


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(Click on the link below if you blindly trust the antivirus industry to protect your computers.)
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#037 (voting ends 8/21/05)
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In 2002, the White House reserved the right to blow up Mecca to stop cyber-terrorism. Do you agree with this?

Yes
No


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#036 (voting ends 8/15/05)
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Should antivirus firms offer reward money for information leading to the arrest & conviction of virus authors?

Yes
No


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(Click on the link below to learn more about the antivirus industry's reluctance to offer reward money.)
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#035 (voting ends 8/7/05)
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According to the fearmongers at mi2g, the teenage author of the "Sasser" worm caused at least $14 billion in damages worldwide. A German court gave him nothing more than a suspended sentence -- and Germany forbids extradition. Should the United States invade Germany to bring this child to justice for crimes against humanity?

Yes
No


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#034 (voting ends 8/2/05)
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Should antivirus firms be exempted from copyright laws in order to protect their clients' computers?

Yes: the global need for antivirus protection must prevail
No: the rights of any copyright holder must come first
Maybe: it depends on the circumstances


(voting ends 9/23/05)
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(Click on the link below to learn about copyright violations in the antivirus industry.)
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#033 (voting ends 5/22/05)
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Should government agencies help computer security firms to send out spam?

Yes
No


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(Click on the link below to learn about computer security firms that send out spam.)
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#032 (voting ends 5/3/05)
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Should the Internet ban April Fool's Day stories/pranks for computer security reasons?

Yes
No


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#031 (voting ends 4/24/05)
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Does your firm sometimes disconnect itself from the Internet "just as a precaution" when a new virus or worm is discovered?

Yes
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#030 (voting ends 4/17/05)
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President Bush's cyberspace security advisor reserved the right to stop hackers in hostile countries "through covert action, through military action, [or through] any one of the tools available to the president." If hackers in a hostile country attacked the U.S., would you support a military invasion to stop it?

Yes
No


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