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Topic # 151191 17-Aug-2014 08:38
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  Reply # 1109785 17-Aug-2014 08:53
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Bringing back some stuff from 2011?

Sure, there was no "hacking" (if you define hacking as using exploits, social engineering) back then as because of a badly configured web server some content was visible in plain sight. But was it ok to grab it?

If you leave your house unlocked and someone walks in, is it ok for your TV to be gone?

My comment is not specifically aimed at WhaleOil but it is a general question. If YOU go to a website and by chance it's not serving the pages but showing a directory would you grab credit card numbers if available and start using them?

Also perhaps this video would be better posted in the Dirty Politics book discussion going on now?




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  Reply # 1109864 17-Aug-2014 11:56
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freitasm: Bringing back some stuff from 2011?

Sure, there was no "hacking" (whatever is the definition you have) back then as because of a badly configured web server some content was visible in plain sight. But was it ok to grab it?

If you leave your house unlocked and someone walks in, is it ok for your TV to be gone?

My comment is not specifically aimed at WhaleOil but it is a general question. If YOU go to a website and by chance it's not serving the pages but showing a directory would you grab credit card numbers if available and start using them?

Also perhaps this video would be better posted in the Dirty Politics book discussion going on now?


Not sure I agree with your analogy.

This is more like inviting stacks of people into your home, and leaving your nudey wife photo album on the bookshelf.
There is a reasonable chance someone will look, and it's your own fault for leaving it there.

Should they take copies, no. But they probably will.




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  Reply # 1110104 17-Aug-2014 20:43
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IANAL but I think it's pretty clear cut in the crimes act.

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2003/0039/latest/whole.html#DLM200269

Or

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2003/0039/latest/whole.html#DLM200273

It wasn't hacking, but it wasn't accessing a computer for honest purposes or was authorised either.





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