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President's Plan To Crack Down On Hacking Could Hurt Good Hackers

Last night President Obama dedicated more time on cybersecurity than any other president has on a State of the Union address. While on its face a positive sign that political leaders are taking notice of cybersecurity as a real item of pressing national concern, many within the security community believe that the president’s… 170 more words


What is the #CFAA?

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) of 1986 is United States legislation that made it a federal crime to access a protected computer without proper authorization. 464 more words


Cyber-Panic! The (Surveillance) State of the Union

This is our second guest post by Joe Fionda, actor and activist.

President Obama is set to go before congress for the State of the Union and argue for reform of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). 1,170 more words


Are You At Risk?

Yesterday marked two years since the death of The Internet’s Own Boy.  Read about it here Are You At Risk?  And please make sure this does not continue to happen in our world by helping with the campaign at the bottom.



MIT sites defaced in lead-up to anniversary of Aaron Swartz's death

The two year anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz has been commemorated with an attack on the institution from which he siphoned documents.

Attackers going under the name of “Ulzr1z” defaced websites for courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 399 more words


Felony CFAA Conviction for Accessing Former Employer’s Data via Backdoor Upheld on Appeal

An employee, after leaving a company, is no longer authorized to continue accessing its data–regardless of what steps the company took. This is, and always has been, a no-no. 854 more words

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