Friday, August 22, 2008
Students' right to publicize flaw
A U.S. District Court in Boston ruled that students have the right to publicize a flaw that allows magnetic fare cards used by Boston's subways and buses to be counterfeited. The court ruled that the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 likely does not prohibit revealing weaknesses in computer-security systems. See, "Judge Backs Students in Transit Hacking Case," Wall St. J., August 20, 2008, at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121916523108953701.html?mod=todays_us_page_one.