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  • Did Wikileaks commit a crime when it ‘guessed’’s password?

    Forbes - 11/20/2017

    Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University, said that unless the owner or operator of a system specifically authorizes an attempt to guess a password, anyone who does so and enters that system could be charged under the CFAA. It wouldn’t matter whether the password was obtained through insider knowledge or via a brute force attack, she said.

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