Intel 'hacker' has charges quashed

Friday, 2 March 2007, 3:09 PM EST

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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