Demaestro - 7:33 pm on Jun 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think they need a new definition for what defines "illegal activity" these days because they may be shocked when they read the current cyber laws.
Agreed, the problem lies with the circumvention rules.
What does circumventing mean, because there was the case where a man was on the governator's website and backed up a directory by deleting the last part of his URI giving him access to "private" files not meant for the public. Trouble was they were protected by a login screen or anything, they just weren't linked to.
He said he didn't know what was in the directory he was just exploring the site. He was charged with hacking because there was no link to that directory.
So if there is no real security like in this case, can you really circumvent it? If all it takes is a little knowledge and some altering of query strings and the like I have a hard time calling that circumventing security.