It is legal unless it involves trespassing but in all

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Unformatted text preview: but they are a must if a society is serious about controlling this type of crime and punishing the guilty. In many ways, the laws and courts are in their infancy stages when attempting to deal with computer crimes. They are faced with not having many precedents to fall back on when interpreting what is legal and illegal and what the proper punishments are for each type of computer crime. However, the legal system is quickly developing laws and providing ways to properly interpret them to help all law enforcement agencies and the victims. Over the last few years, hacking and attacking have been performed for fun, mainly by curious computer individuals, but as the punishments increase, such fun may quickly come to an end. Security professionals should be aware of, and be well versed in, computer security laws and regulations that apply in their environments. They should be able to properly inform their management and customers of expected responsibilities, as well as know what boundaries they are expected to work within themselves. Quick Tips • Dumpster diving refers to going through someone’s trash to find confidential or useful information. It is legal, unless it involves trespassing, but in all cases it is considered unethical. • Wiretapping is a passive attack that eavesdrops on communications. It is only legal with prior consent or a warrant. • Social engineering is the act of tricking or deceiving a person into giving confidential or sensitive information that could then be used against him or his company. • Civil Law System • Uses prewritten rules and is not based on precedence • Is different from civil (tort) laws, which work under a common law system • Common Law System • Made up of criminal, civil, and administrative laws ch10.indd 910 12/4/2009 11:39:14 AM All-in-1 / CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 5th Ed. / Harris / 160217-8 Chapter 10: Legal, Regulations, Compliance, and Investigations 911 • Customary Law System • Addresses mainly personal conduct, and uses regional traditions and customs as the foundations of the laws ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2013 for the course NET 125 taught by Professor Hurst during the Fall '12 term at Wake Tech.

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