You are viewing a read-only archive of the Blogs.Harvard network. Learn more.
Skip to content

FBI drops probe against ‘boarding pass hacker’

According to a news report “Christopher Soghoian, a 25-year-old doctoral student in Bloomington, had said the boarding pass generator he created was intended to illustrate flaws in airport security.

The FBI investigated and determined there were no federal violations, said Wendy Osborne, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Indianapolis office.”

I’ll have more to say about this later but for now let’s just say that it is good that
1) He received his equipment back. The early days of FBI raiding hackers meant 5 years before equipment was returned
2) The politician who called for his arrest recanted
3) This security researchers name has been cleared

oh and Beansec is tonight..

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.