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Are you a victim of Cybercrime? Share your story or tell everyone how you think it can be curbed.

I do not think that it can be denied that the large majority of Internet users are unaware of the potential risks of using the Internet. Java's global announcement about the discovery of a security flaw in their software is an example of this threat.
Of all the good things that the Internet brings, it's pervasiveness around the world also brings about a world problem. The Java security flaw is a world problem, yet how do you get this message out to the world with speed, ensuring that potential cyber hackers are stopped in their tracks.
Should the Java company be fined for their screw-up in their product? or what what should be done to curb Cybercrime?

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    Jan 20 2013: Dion, TED only gave your conversation a small time, you might want to edit it to give it longer.

    I doubt you'll ever totally prevent cybercrime, or crime in general. We keep trying to prevent crime here in the United States, yet we still have three million men in jail or prison.

    I would think most hackers have something they are angry about. Ideally we would teach the whole world how to deal with your anger in a constructive rather than destructive way.

    Who exactly would fine Java? Does anyone have that kind of jurisdiction, the Net is rather wide open. I would think Java is motivated to fix the problem otherwise they will lose traffic to them. Getting the word out, well, I heard about it on the radio. Now that you've spotlighted the event, I'll mention it my friends. I wonder if word of mouth is still the fastest way? How much do you value word of mouth for speed?