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Forget anonymity, we can remember you wholesale with machine intel, hackers warned

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Re: Hungry for results?

If I have a suspect pool of 20 or 30 programmers then identifying the author with 68% accuracy would very useful - in a sinister way. I'm sure you could use the technique to rank the authors in order from most likely to least and then investigate further from the top. A lot more efficient than simply investigating everyone.

As the presenter points out in the video, governments have used similar techniques to identify and prosecute programmers that contributed to "illegal" websites.

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