Leading Computer Scientists Defend Student Hackers

Eleven of the country's top computer scientists have come out in support of the three MIT students who were silenced by a gag order before they were able to tell a hackers conference in Las Vegas how they were able to break into Boston's subway fare collection system. In an eight-page letter, the researchers argued that the injunction and others like it could have a "dangerous impact" on computer security research. The temporary restraining order was meant to block discussion of how the...Full Story
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