Intel 'hacker' has charges quashed
Perl guru Randal Schwartz has had his conviction for hacking Intel's password files quashed, 12 years after being found guilty.
Schwartz was hired by Intel as a contractor in the early 1990s and was amazed at the lax state of the company's password system. He wrote a script that copied a password file, claiming that his intention was simply to alert Intel executives to the problem.
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