Computer Crime or Legitimate Research?

One researcher digs into Windows, discovers a flaw (and a fix), and receives $100,000 from Microsoft. Another, threatened with prosecution for alleged hacking, becomes despondent and takes his own life. At the Black Hat 2014 conference, an all-star panel discussed the tough decisions researchers have to make, and the legal landmines that can pop up.

The panel started by reviewing five significant legal landmines that could land researchers in a heap of trouble. They admitted this portion of the presentation might seem a bit dry, but encouraged attendees to hold on for full, open discussion…

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