posted on Feb, 3 2008 @ 04:54 PM
reply to post by Johnmike
I have to agree with John on this. The internet doesn't need policing. Anything that is done can be traced. If a hacker managed to get into a server,
the server, as well as the router would carry arp entries showing where the attack came from, what IP address. If the hacker used a proxy, you could
still track it back to the points of contact with that proxy server, and by reading the RAM and ROM of the router to sniff the packets associated with
passing through it to correlate back to the IP's associated to the arp entries on the proxy.
The IP takes you back to the ISP, the ISP will have logs of the IP's and what devices and/or passwords were associated to it. Only way to get around
this would be for the hacker to use an internet cafe or something.
Even then, they can usually track the information being transmited, and Ice the the connection before he gets any relevant data. If the Server
doesn't have that technology, then it probably doesn't have something that is that important anyway. Hackers hack personal computers for Drones, not
for personal info. If your going to do something, your going to do it for money thats really worth it. Hacking one computer to get your info is worth
maybe 500-1000 dollars. Hacking 150 drones to be used in an attack on a server to get the information of say 1.3 million people, well thats worth alot
1,300,000 X 500 = 650,000,000 funny part is, whether you steal 500 or 650,000,000 you still go to jail for the same amount of time, 5-10. The chances
of catching someone that knows how to get it, is very low.