Jul 292016

From the White House…

The advent of networked technology has spurred innovation, cultivated knowledge, encouraged free expression, and increased the Nation’s economic prosperity. However, the same infrastructure that enables these benefits is vulnerable to malicious activity, malfunction, human error, and acts of nature, placing the Nation and its people at risk. Cyber incidents are a fact of contemporary life, and significant cyber incidents are occurring with increasing frequency, impacting public and private infrastructure lo

Source: Presidential Policy Directive — United States Cyber Incident Coordination | whitehouse.gov

 Posted by at 7:10 am
Jul 082016

We know that people do this, and it is a risk, and now it’s a federal offense.

By Jason Koebler at Motherboard.com…

One of the nation’s most powerful appeals courts ruled Wednesday that sharing passwords can be a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a catch-all “hacking” law that has been widely used to prosecute behavior that bears no resemblance to hacking.

Source: Password Sharing Is a Federal Crime, Appeals Court Rules | Motherboard

 Posted by at 9:05 pm