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Re: Pentester convicted..
From: "David J Blackburn" <blkburn () hotmail com>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 06:58:54 -0700

If someone leaves their wallet in the park with no guard or protection,
I pick it up and bring it back to the owner, the owner didn't want me to
have it but I brought it back to him.
Why in the hell should I have to
go to jail for returning it to him, why should I/we be punished for
doing the right thing?

Not the best analogy IMHO.
Finding mentally impared persons, taking money out of their pockets and then telling them we can do so as we hand it back seems like a better analogy.

The analogy has the mentally impared managing companies and websites, which makes it not good, but better. Kind of funny, but not good.

Maybe the first thing we need is a good community analogy that won't offend.

Anyway...

I believe we need to keep a sober perspective and obey the law, understanding there will be carnage we can do nothing about that the mentally impared have every right to inflict on themselves and their customers until the law says otherwise.

And we need some laws in place to protect reasonable actions by knowledgable persons trying to protect society.

Someday we will have an entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Samaritan_law "for pentesters"

very best regards,
David
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