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    Anti-spammer being taken to court

    The maintainer of the ORBZ spam blacklist might be taken to court for crashing a mail server in Michigan running a buggy version of Lotus Domino:

    Wired: Spam Showdown at Battle Creek

    It's sad that accidentaly crashing a server could lead you to jail ... when the guy found out his probes could crash a server, he reported it on BugTraq and Lotus fixed the bug. It's not like it was an intentional crash.

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    If you are a competent admin you know the value of a patching the system. Calling the cops for a possible intrusion, no problem there either. What gets to me is that after they discovered that it was their own system that caused the problem when you get down to it, they donīt drop the charges.
    Are those people trying to shift the blame for their own incompetence or what? Nothing he did was illegal. What should be illegal is the negligence on their part of not patching their own system.
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    Actually, the administrator took ORBZ offline in an attempt to stop the lawsuit - slashdot has an thread on it here.
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    Yes, he donīt want to take any chances, what about it? Iīd do the same.
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    In an update, the criminal charges have been dropped:

    The Register: Criminal case against ORBZ spam blacklist dropped

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