EFF calls for AT&T iPad ‘hacker’ to be freed, saying government made an example of him

Auernheimer was stupid for not responsibly informing AT&T of the flaw, rather than trying to make a name for his Goatse Security group in the media, and this case has exposed how vague language used in the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act could be abused by prosecutors.

But AT&T were even more dumb for creating a system that could serve up customers’ email addresses to anyone – without requiring a username or password.

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Goatse hacker pleads guilty to stealing iPad user data

An alleged member of the Goatse Security hacking group, has pleaded guilty to breaking into AT&T’s systems and obtaining the email addresses of iPad users.

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iPad owners’ email addresses exposed: let’s stay calm

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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