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A court in the United States recognized the exchange of passwords a violation of Federal law

A court in the United States recognized the exchange of passwords a violation of Federal law

by sigismund » 2016-07-08 11:59:32


Like the court decision is are a nightmare, sure the defenders.


Wednesday, July 6, one of the most influential American courts, the court of Appeals for the ninth circuit of the United States, have recognized the exchange of passwords a violation of the US Law on computer fraud" (U. S. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, CFAA). Generally, this act applies in cases of hacker attacks, so the court's decision equates the sharing of passwords to cybercrime.

According to the decision of the court of Appeals for the ninth circuit United States, the actions of a former employee of the research firm Korn Ferry David Nosala (David Nosal), who used the password of his former colleague to gain access to the company database, is a violation of the CFAA.

Such a judgment is a real nightmare, believe the defenders. Such a broad interpretation of the law means that millions of Americans unwittingly violate Federal laws by exchanging their passwords for logging into accounts, Netflix, HBO, Spotify, Facebook and other services. Judge Stephen Reinhardt Stephen Reinhardt) also disagree with our colleagues. According to him, such decisions "threaten ordinary citizens with criminal prosecution for all kinds of harmless daily behavior."
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