Dealing with unwelcome visitors

Friday, 11 November 2005, 2:53 AM EST

The recent judgment that a denial of service (DoS) attack was not an offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 is unfortunate indeed. The offence would have been committed under the part of the act that prohibits unauthorised modifications. But in this case the judge felt that the function of a mail server was to accept emails, so therefore every modification would be authorised.

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