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Old 30th May 2014
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Many other researchers are believed to have had similar issues. Zach Lanier, senior security researcher at Duo Security, said many of his team had “run into possible CFAA issues before in the course of research over the last decade”.
'We warned of a vulnerability - but they claimed we were hacking their systems'

Lanier said that after finding severe vulnerabilities in an unnamed “embedded device marketed towards children” and reporting them to the manufacturer, he received calls from lawyers threatening him with action
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Old 31st May 2014
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Great! So is the intended goal to make researching vulnerabilities illegal so that spy agencies and affiliated organizations are the only entities that know about them and can exploit them to their own ends, whenever they feel like it, against any local or foreign target? Or is it sheer ignorance and stupidity coming from law makers and law enforcement?

Either way, I wouldn't be surprised.
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