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Aug 10 2008   9:53PM GMT

Judge puts kibosh on hackers’ show-and-tell



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Barbara Darrow
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Three MIT students who wanted to discuss security holes they discovered in the MBTA‘s automated fare system can’t. On Sunday, a federal judge put the kibosh on their plans to show-and-tell about the vulnerabilities at the big DEFCON 16  show.

The students, and MIT itself, were sued by the Mass Bay Transportation Authority (aka “the T”)  which charged that they, along with their alma mater, had violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

The Electronic Freedom Foundation , representing  Zack Anderson, RJ Ryan and Alessandro Chiesa, said the court order violated their first amendment rights.

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