Goatboy wrote:I am pretty sure people get mad based on some psychological desire to be right. By revealing a flaw in their system, you are essentially saying "You dun goofed." Or it might just be that they see you as a threat and don't know any other way to react.
This is true in many cases, but I'd like to add something.
More and more I see a lot of 'webmasters' who use something like FrontPage to build their website and know hardly anything about HTML, much less things like PHP or SQL. So, when a well-meaning person finds a problem and tells them about it, they get scared and don't really know how to react. A lot of them probably jump to the conclusion that if this person knows how to do this, then they're some kind of super-hacker, and they inherently think that all hackers are evil people looking to destroy stuff and steal personal information. Therefore, they jump to the conclusion that this well-meaning person is a threat
Just an idea, I could be wrong.
pretentious wrote:My post was mealy suggesting that the action by itself might not be illegal, only the consequence.
You get arrested for killing the person, not firing the gun. Or something like that. Anyway, it's not worth debating, i'm probably wrong.
What about attempted murder? You could get arrested for firing the gun and missing. I think it's a matter of intentions. I might ask my lawyer next time I see him, he's a member of the family so I see him every once in a while