November 22, 2012
Convicting the 'iPad Hacker' Hurts Us All
Andrew Couts, Digital Trends
The security researcher responsible for exposing a hole in AT&T’s website that revealed more than 100,000 iPad owners’ email addresses and unique device IDs was convicted today on federal charges. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years behind bars and fines of up to $500,000. Why is this a big deal for the rest of us? He didn’t actually “hack” AT&T’s system any more than you are “hacking” this website right now.
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