German Antihacker Law Could Backfire, Critics Warn

    Date14 Aug 2007
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    Because you make pens, pencils, or any other sharp objects that are capable of stabbing and killing, you are liable for producing weapons. This is the logic I see behind the German Anti-Hacker law which states that
    offenders are defined as any individual or group that intentionally creates, spreads or purchases hacker tools designed for illegal purposes.
    These laws are based off of a "judgement call" and can only hinder the process of security researchers in their perpetual quest of closing zero-day vulnerabilities. How do you feel about laws like this being passed?

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