Rule 41 Changes to Allow for Remotely Disabling Hacked Computers

“At the same time, U.S. domestic law-enforcement agencies are on the cusp of gaining broader authority to hack into computers suspected of involvement in a cyberattack or other crime. The proposed changes to little-known Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure will go into effect Dec. 1, unless Congress blocks them. They will allow a judge to issue a warrant allowing agents to block or disable any computer—be it a private company’s web server or a smart TV in your living room.”

Source: America Isn’t Ready for a Cyberattack – WSJ

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