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The DOJ Will No Longer Prosecute 'Good Faith' Hacking

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

The U.S. Department of Justice won't prosecute good faith hacking or security research, the agency said on Thursday. This applies to individuals who may have broken the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act while acting in “good faith.”
The previous DOJ policy on ethical hacking or good-faith security research was quite broad
The broadness of the CFAA has previously come under scrutiny from numerous organizations. Non-profit digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation has been vocal about the old regulations.
“Computer security research is a key driver of improved cybersecurity,” Deputy...
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Department of Justice Won't Prosecute White Hat Security Researchers

Department of Justice Won't Prosecute White Hat Security Researchers

1 month ago   |   By Geek News Central

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a new policy for charging cases under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The purpose appears to be to allow White Hat security researchers to continue doing what they do, without getting arrested for it.
From the DOJ press release:
The policy for the first time directs that good-faith security research should not be charged. Good faith security research means accessing a computer solely for purposes of good-faith testing, investigation, and/or correction of a security flaw or vulnerability, where such activity is carried out in a manner designed to...
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What the US government's new CFAA policy means for enterprises

What the US government's new CFAA policy means for enterprises

1 month ago   |   By VentureBeat

The US Department of Justice is changing how the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is applied to offer protection for "good faith" testing.
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Ethical hackers no longer face prosecution in the US

Ethical hackers no longer face prosecution in the US

1 month ago   |   By Tech Radar

The US Department of Justice has softened its treatment of ethical hackers. Hackers carrying out “good faith” security research will no longer be charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The department defined “good faith” security research as accessing a computer solely for the purposes of “good-faith testing, investigation, or the correction of a security flaw or vulnerability, where such activity is carried out in a manner designed to avoid any harm to individuals or the public”.
What is now allowed?
However, the DoJ highlights that claiming to be conducting security research is...
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