[LINK] "Good Samaritan" hacker pleads guilty to breaking andentering
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 12:28:00 +1000
Roger Clarke wrote:
> The disturbing bit is the charge, which is "intentionally access a
> protected computer without authorization through the use of an interstate
> communication, and did thereby obtain information from a protected
> computer; "
Must be a new use of the word "protected". The box in question could
have been unintentionally accessed by a child, and the web edit function
invoked by a misclick.
> Otherwise the crime becomes available to a prosecutor as a
> weapon of repression.
I fear we will be seeing a lot more of this tactic.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services Pty Limited
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