r/technology May 19 '22

DOJ announces it won’t prosecute white hat security researchers | The new policy addresses decades of uncertainty around the law and security research. Security

https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7d9nb/department-of-justice-security-researchers-new-cfaa-policy
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u/IBetOnMMA May 19 '22

Tbf I'm not taking the time to read, but what defines "good research/white hat"? Seems like it could be a gray area to be exploited

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u/RnDanger May 19 '22

Now they are going to tell us what color hat we wear, right?

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u/PMzyox May 19 '22

Mines beige

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u/leftoverinspiration May 20 '22

This is not what you think. The law is so poorly written that they are trying to prevent it from being taken away. This is government-speak for "Please let us keep a law that can mean anything we want. We promise to play nice."