UK Home Office Trying To Ban Development Of Hacker/Security Tools


I’m all for stronger Cyber Laws in the UK, as I am the first to admit that they really are quite lax at the moment, but the proposed new additions to the Police and Justice bill really are taking things too far now.

I’m happy that they plan on extending the maximum prison sentence for hacking into computer systems from 5 to 10 years. The part of the new bill that I have a huge problem with is Clause 35, which contains provisions to stop the development, ownership and distribution of aptly named “hacker tools”.

My big question on this one is, so where the hell does that leave all of us in the security industry if this goes bill gets passed? SecuriTeam Blogs » UK Home Office Trying To Ban Development Of Hacker/Security Tools.

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 28th January 2006 7:17AM