IT Security

“Court Ruling Casts Pall Over Password Sharing”

People continue to borrow passwords from friends to access websites and computers when they forget their own despite warnings that such a decision could lead to repercussions for password sharing. According to a federal appellate court ruling on Tuesday, borrowing a password or login credentials could violate an anti-hacking law.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled 2-1 to uphold the conviction of David Nosal, who accessed network accounts of his former employer Korn Ferry a research firm, using the password of a former co-worker and in early 2014, a USA district court sentenced Nosal for one year and one day prison sentence, along with paying a fine of $60,000.    For the full, story click here