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Hacking Laws May Make Security Researchers ‘Endangered Species’

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Feb
2014

SAN FRANCISCO — The computer-security industry needs to take political action to prevent laws that would make basic research illegal, a prominent researcher said Monday (Feb. 24). We need legislation that protects security researchers, said Trey Ford, global security strategist with Boston security firm Rapid7. Speaking to an audience of fellow computer-security professionals at the BSides SF conference here, Ford explained that recent interpretations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) of 1986 threaten vital research.

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