Gary McKinnon lost another battle in his long legal war against the extradition to United States when, some days ago, Home Secretary of United Kingdom refused to examine the new medical evidence submitted by the defendant. In a letter dated November 26 and directed to lawyer Karen Todner, Secretary Alan Johnson expressed his “firm view that McKinnon’s extradition would not be incompatible with his human rights“, therefore “his extradition to the United States must proceed forthwith“.
Austrian eighteen years old Peter Kleissner recently become famous for being the author of Stoned, the tool which exploits Master Boot Record rootkits techniques to bypass Microsoft operating systems protections and allow the execution of unauthorized code – be it legit or not. But the popularity the young programmer gained thanks to Stoned caused disagreeing reactions by security market companies.
Gary McKinnon, that is the 42 years old Englishman better known as Solo the Pentagon hacker, achieved notoriety in the first years of the new millennium with a series of unauthorized access operations to the most important American computer systems, by which he searched for – as he stated – the truth about the UFOs meanwhile installing backdoors, stealing military secrets and abusing of secret passwords supposedly far from being adequate to the security level of systems they was meant to protect.