From: Rob Hill (robhill at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Fri 06 Aug 1999 - 12:49:25 IST
Alastair Donlon wrote:
> > > So... it is a federal offence to deliberately compromise a web site.
> > > It is also a federal offence to invite someone to contravene a
> > > federal rule... so, is Microsoft breaking the law?
> > I'd presume the law in question says 'Thou shalt not interfere with a
> > web site without the owner's permission' - clearly, MS are giving
> > people permission to interfere with the system.
> I think the law also restricts the owners right to grant permission.
> Somebody else on bugtraq made the point that people who attempt
> to compromise the site could find themselves being prosecuted against
> Microsofts will.
I can see the headlines now "Linux Cracker Jailed for Compromising Server at MS Request"
I don't think the Feds would prosecute, and the law is probably against breaking into
Private or Commercial machines, not machines specifically set up for the purpose of
Where does this leave LinuxPPC ??
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