Razor512 Posted October 27, 2008 Share Posted October 27, 2008 http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=732745 while the student could have explained the security problem better to make him sound less malicious, he would have been better off not saying anything at all to the school the law being quick to punish people trying to help has really made networking and the world a less safe place when crimes happen on the street, people are less likely to report it as the government and the laws has gotten to be in such a way that reporting a crime automatically makes you a suspect and can land you in a lot of hot water. or in the case of network security, people with good intentions are less likely to offer help because they will get punished with a number of felonies so now a days the often scenario is that a non malicious user will discover a security problem but will remain silent as reporting it to the company will just land that user in jail. so they remain silent and after some time the company finds out about the security hole by noticing that someone stole a lot of confidential information no good deed goes unpunished so just keep quiet if your not good friends with IT Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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