Good Samaritan Hacker Gets Home Detention

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Seems like today is the day for stories about hackers finding and pointing out vulnerabilities… and getting in trouble for it. It certainly is a very fine line. Now, Adrian Lamo who was famous for breaking, entering and then telling has been sentenced to 6 months home detention and 2 years probation, rather than any time in jail. It’s a bit surprising he didn’t get slapped with worse punishment, considering the way hacking cases normally turn out these days.

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