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Gray Hat Hacking The Ethical Hacker’s Handbook by Jonathan Ness, Chris Eagle, Shon Harris, Gideon Lenkey, Allen Harper, Terron Williams

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CHAPTER 2Ethical Hacking and the Legal System

We currently live in a very interesting time. Information security and the legal system are being slammed together in a way that is straining the resources of both systems. The information security world uses terms like “bits,” “packets,” and “bandwidth,” and the legal community uses words like “jurisdiction,” “liability,” and “statutory interpretation.” In the past, these two very different sectors had their own focus, goals, and procedures and did not collide with one another. But, as computers have become the new tools for doing business and for committing traditional and new crimes, the two worlds have had to independently approach and then interact in a new space—a space now sometimes referred ...

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