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Germany punishes responsible disclosure

2024-02-19 18:45:41.28619+01 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

RT S March Nevan Sarah Aureli @Aurelianite@estrogen.network

you thought banning flipper zero was bad? get on Germany's level:
banning f12 and looking at the source code.

punishable with 3000 bucks.

and not for doing anything malicious with it. no. for responsible disclosure. IE: reporting a vuln to the company running it, waiting for it to be fixed, then reporting on it widely so people affected know they are pawned.

the company in question: Modern Solution (yes, that is actually their name.)
the sentencing: www.justiz.nrw/nrwe/lgs/aachen/ag_juelich/j2024/17_Cs_230_Js_99_21_55_23_Urteil_20240117.html (in german, but you can probably google translate)

what this means worst case: don't have any data stored with german companies, if you do, assume you are pawned and nobody can tell you, for fear of legal retribution.


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