Common sense is not as common as you think.
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eXDee: Because of the likely public outcry against someone who has exposed a serious problem, it would only make it worse for them.
It's still an illegal access of a computer system .. doesn't matter if it was a peice of cake to achieve or really hard. Say for example it was not a simple thing to achieve and he had to "hack" his way in to the files and then he bragged about it on his blog ... they'd arrest him straight away, how can this be different ?
To my mind it is two different things :
1) He got told how to access files, he made the decision to go off and access those files ... that is where he went wrong he should never ever ever ever gone and done it. (I can tell you how to get into my neighbours house without the key ... would you go do it ? And then go through the undies drawer ?)
2) Security for the kiosks at MSD is crap and someone needs dragging over the coals to explain why they were not fully tested out.
Sorry ... people doing stupid things and then getting praised for it erks me ... then I get more erked when stupider (I'm sure that is a word :-) people get all scared about enforcing the law.
A national review of Work and Income security has been triggered after the ''appalling'' breaches of privacy, which could result in prosecutions.