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Balls of Steel (§202c)

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

I just received a mail where some dude told that he reported himself to the Police. He accused himself of “obtaining posesssion” and “creating” passwords which could be used for a crime afterwards. He supposes that to be illegal due to the famous german “Hackerparagraph” §202c.

He says he downloaded and printed an article from the New York Times (maybe he meant this one?) which listed the 20 most common passwords on MySpace.
Also he used pwgen to generate passwords himself.

His first try to denounce himself failed because the police officer said that *this* wasn’t justiciable. The second attempt, though, succeeded. He offered his police report as downloadable PDF.

I have to say: Respect Mr. Balls of Steel! I am eager to see how that’s turning out.