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Use of nonstandard browser results in 'hacker' arrest...

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posted on Jan, 27 2005 @ 03:36 AM

Thursday, January 27, 2005
Jailed for using a nonstandard browser
A Londonder made a tsnuami-relief donation using lynx -- a text-based browser used by the blind, Unix-users and others -- on Sun's Solaris operating system. The site-operator decided that this "unusual" event in the system log indicated a hack-attempt, and the police broke down the donor's door and arrested him. From a mailing list:

full story here

I think thats just nuts, if that happened to me i would be sooooooooo mad. imagine if it was the LAPD, they would have given the beatdown to that 'hacker'.


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