I came across this bit recently on whether or not it’s considered illegal hacking if security vendors and researchers become Internet crime fighters.
Maybe it’s just me but I think this is risky behavior. Want to hack something? Then setup your own systems to hack…or find a willing participant or paying client, get their permission in writing, and do it the right way.
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