rtscts writes: "The Australian govt. is at it again: 'Under the bill, which proposes seven new computer offences carrying jail terms of up to 10 years, it is illegal to possess hacker toolkits, scanners and virus code.'" The bill is called the Cybercrime Bill 2001; according to this article, it "does allow the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) and Australian Security Intelligence Organisation(ASIS) to hack legally. It also forces companies by law to reveal passwords, keys, codes, cryptographic and steganographic methods used to protect information."
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