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In the US, Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (1986), it’s a criminal offense to gain “unauthorized access” to a computer. While the intent of the law is to prosecute malicious hackers, its ambiguity has long posed a potential problem for security experts. On a strict
reading of the Act, If you use port scanning on a network without the owner’s consent, then technically, you are in breach of the law.
This is a great story and it's nice it had a happy ending, but things like this do not always play out this well. Like other users are saying, the district really could have come down hard on him. Students who are in a position to point out these types of vulnerabilities would be better served trying to do so in a more constructive manner. Perhaps one that may have even led to future gainful employment. Always get permission first.
Now let's stop for a moment and consider that camDown helps stop hackers from getting access to the webcam that I use for my work. Now I can get even more gigs as a freelancer and advertise that I have top security with my home computer and that's a fact!