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    Default Will US join German and UK Hacking Laws?

    It now appears that the UK will follow the lead of the German government in making the creation or distribution of "hacking tools" illegal.

    I'm curious---what are your thoughts? Will the US eventually follow suit?

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    They are not illegal in the UK as long as you don't use it for illegal stuff.

    If you do them to pentest with a permission, they are not illegal.

    German laws about these tools suck, and yeah I can say that since I am from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMDave View Post
    They are not illegal in the UK as long as you don't use it for illegal stuff.

    If you do them to pentest with a permission, they are not illegal.

    German laws about these tools suck, and yeah I can say that since I am from there.
    Absurd laws are no surprise in Germany... I can 2nd that, I lived there for quite a few years.

    The legal legislature there is ridiculous. Hearsay (aussage) is counted as evidence, so theoretically all one has to do is accuse someone of an illegal act and 9 times out of 10 the prosecutor (staatsanwalt) will believe it and hand down a harsh sentence.

    But then again the some of best beer an automobiles are made there
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathray View Post
    Got an url to your source?

    Hahahahaha---sure!

    www .darknet.org.uk/2008/01/uk-government-set-to-make-hacking-tools-illegal/

    ^ notice space after www above

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    Quote Originally Posted by swc666 View Post
    But then again the some of best beer an automobiles are made there
    Of course they do. They can't play with hacker tools anymore!
    I felt like bending the bars back, and ripping out the window frames and eating them. yes, eating them! Leaping, leaping, leaping! Colonics for everyone! All right! You dumb*sses. I'm a mental patient. I'm *supposed* to act out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spankdidly View Post
    Of course they do. They can't play with hacker tools anymore!
    LoL... you're right. But those are two things that will ever get banned over there... pork too.
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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    Germany and its laws suck...........somebody give me a job in the U.S., and I'll be there..................
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaii67 View Post
    Germany and its laws suck...........somebody give me a job in the U.S., and I'll be there..................
    We're looking for someone. What are your qualifications?
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    If UK go the whole hog, you can be sure US will follow soon after...........

    UK & US have been joined at the "political hip" for some years now.......

    (That reminds me.......must go check the price of oil )

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