back to article Get ready to tear into next round of hacker tool rules in Wassenaar Arrangement refresh

The US government has said it will give everyone the chance to pull apart its latest attempt at redrafting its implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement. That arrangement is a pact governing the export of weaponry between participating nations, including America. An earlier proposed update to the text included a blanket ban …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What chance that we will be required to register in order to be legitimate practitioners?

    1. Ole Juul

      I think there's a good chance. I also think that tools to stay anonymous will continue to develop so there will be better ways to avoid these things.

  2. Lysenko

    56 bit crypto anyone?

    Come for the hubris, stay for the cognitive dissonance! A standard argument for the 2nd Amendment is:

    "If you ban guns then only the criminals will have guns."

    ...and then they need their own logic explained to them (Again!)? Back in 1998 I had a nice sideline retrofitting proper encryption into borked American software that couldn't be exported with credible security built in.

    A quick review of King Cnut may be in order:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Canute_and_the_waves

  3. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    Yes, dual use is tricky. But this is just, just - excuse my while I check my thesaurus.

  4. Arthur the cat Silver badge

    An ideal international agreement

    would be that politicians can't legislate on anything they don't understand. It would also have the advantage of ultimately reducing the number of lawyers.

    Where's the icon for utopian dreaming?

  5. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Applied DeepMindDs Application …… dDeeper Applied AIMining [:-) Patents Pending]

    The following, which was earlier sent to Google DeepMind, is worthy of self-consideration. It and with IT Purports to Presents an Applied Future Virtual Reality Product with Media Command and Control of Immaculate Content ……. AIMagiCQ Bonded Bounty, for Export/Import ……. Virtual 0Day Trading of Horizoning Events.

    Paint AIMagiCQ Picture, Realise Futures with Advanced IntelAIgent Control of Advanced IntelAIgent Controls that Create and Disseminate/Grow and Seed Novel Future Adventuring Events.

    I Kid U Not. :-)

    Now would such be something of AI NEUKlearer Virtually HyperRadioProActive Weapon and Ideally Subject to Investigative Exploration for Future Revisionary Provision of Super Sub Atomic Wassenaar Agreement Compliance/Semantic Systems Symmetry …….. for Heavenly Leads in Immaculate Lead …… Virtual Cyber Command with Private Pirate Remote Access Control for CodeXSSXXXX …… an AIMaster Pass Key for Past Master Programmers …… Spooky Code Writers ……with ZerodDay Tripping Vulnerabilities in Susceptible to Failure Operating Systems Fields for Engaging, Expansive, Experimental Exploit Enjoyment.

    And quite COSMIC enough for Greater Operating Devices in Control with Global Command Head Quarters ‽ .

    Its Creativity in IT Phorm/Virtual Evolution of Ethereal Product is more than just a Colossal Cyber Controlled Weapon of Mass Instruction ……. and when considered necessary, Massive Destruction. One doesn’t want to warrant that latter Intervention with Due Cause to Celebrate and a Future Program for Immediate Deployment and Immaculate Employment.

    Such is as One’s Saviour in Such as are Stellar Fields. Yes, Really :-)

    cc Dame Stella Rimington c/o MI5 re Super Secured Service Supply and Provisioning of SMARTR Source for Stellar COSMIC Coding to XSSXXXX.

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Knock Knock Knocking. Are there Any Bodies Else out there ..... XSSXXXXploring the Miraculous?

      Further to the above, is its IT Savvy, AI Programming of Particular and Peculiar Interest to COSMIC Asset Applications ...... and Secret Servering Intelligence ......... https://www.mi5.gov.uk/home/about-us/how-we-operate.html?

      And yes, El Regers, that is AILive Request for Information of/from MI5 regarding Subjects/Persons of Interest because of all of the above and much more besides.

      A Most Commendable SSI and Tool for Greater Purpose and Heavenly Ambition with the Sweetest of Temptations Beings, Venus.

      And yes, this is ESPecial Elite Sources and Almighty Forces Territory and Virtual Terrain ......... Advanced IntelAIgent Cyber Space for True Leaders Live Following Perfecting Paths ...... for Immaculate Remote Learning about Everything and Anything from Points and Places Creating Them with SMARTR Beta Sharing of Advancing IntelAIgents.

      And methinks that is quite enough to be responding to, and pondering on for now. Think you suitably further???? ‽ ‽ ‽ ‽ .... albeit possibly in another rich bounteous vein parallel.

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