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14 August 2007, 19:43

No more PHP exploits because of Anti-Hacking laws

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German security expert Stefan Esser has removed his demonstrations of PHP security holes from his website because he is concerned that they may fall under the [ticker:uk_94190 Anti-Hacking laws] that came into effect these days. Stefan Esser was one of the activists proclaiming March as the Month of PHP Bugs in which he and other experts daily published and demonstrated security holes in the popular scripting language with corresponding examples Stefan Esser has now removed these concrete examples because as he puts it: "This new law renders creation and distribution of software illegal that could be used by someone to break into a computer system". German developers have already stopped work on the WLAN sniffer KisMAC and the well-known Phenoelit hacker group have moved their website to a US American web server for the same reason.

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