Techie-Micheal wrote:You do realize that in some cases things like that (probably not this instance) could constitute a felony, don't you? Breaking in to a computer system without authorization can be a felony. Under federal law, an entry in to a computer system can be a felony.calebrw wrote:so he's curious, i would do that to, its human nature to explore things...CLee wrote:I don't buy the story either. If he did get into the CMOS screen and didn't know how to get out, then why didn't he immediately ask for help? That is what almost every other person would have done. But no, he kept fooling around.
§ 18.2-152.4 - http://www.spamlaws.com/state/va.html
So the "I'm curious to go looking around at an educational institution's computer system" doesn't cut it. Neither does the "accidental push of a button."
Guess I broke quite a few laws while in school then