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Criminalisation of security tools
From: jerome.athias at free.fr (Jerome Athias)
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 20:45:11 +0200
0x90 at hushmail.com a ?crit :
Framework 3.0 release is all over the news. I came across
http://www.heise-security.co.uk/news/87442 and what I found
interesting is the last paragraph that states:
"However, recent amendments to information security legislation,
which include the criminalisation of the manufacture, provision,
distribution or procurement of hacker tools will make the use of
tools such as Metasploit problematic. It could even become unlawful
to perform internal tests to check the security of your system or
to check whether vendor patches really fix vulnerabilities as
Going back to typical "Security through obscurity" approach?
Anyway, I never heard about such legislation. If true, which
state(s) will adopt it? Anyone has more info?
For UK, i don't know. But in France and Deutschland it is the case. :-(
PS: HD Moore, thank you very much for such a great tool.
True! :-) Thanks to all the Metasploit Team and community