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legality of holding passwd files

Post by bird7727 on Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:32 am
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Not so sure if this should be here in Ethics or in some other forum section but I will post it here for now. For a start, I am a total noob to the hacking world. To get to my main question, say someone acquired a passwd.txt file (receiving for testing purposes, self-created, and/or thieved). What would the legality be if that person kept the file on their computer, not intending to use it for any reason other than information.

P.S. I tried to make it as theoretical, but I understand if it is locked.
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Re: legality of holding passwd files

Post by godofcereal on Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:29 am
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Well it would depend on what kind of site you got them from. If it was paypal or any other money holding site, I think you can be put up for intent of theft. If it was something like neopets then I dont think they would care.
I doubt it that you would get caught with them so its your choice.
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