Questions tagged [security]

This tag is for questions about protection of tangible and intangible property. For financial instruments use the [securities] tag instead.

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Is it legal to publish email that someone sent to me?

I'm not asking whether it is ethical - that would be a totally different question. I'm asking whether it is legal? In my book - in my way how I interpret consensual reality - once I press SEND ...
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Is it legal for Microsoft to install software without user approval?

On several occasions, Microsoft had misled their users to forcefully install updates or unwanted programs (like Windows 10 on Windows 7 here, here, here, and here), it also has forcefully installed ...
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Can I distribute instructions on how to extract a private key?

I asked this question over on the reverse engineering Stack Exchange but was told to post it here instead, even though I felt the question didn't really fit here. To recap, I'm writing some (open ...
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Legal consequences for crime in a non-extradition/hostile country?

We all know that Russia (and China,Iran,etc) refuses to extradite or punish cybercriminals, no matter how bad, as long as they don't attack their country. Is the reverse also true? In other words, ...