Sources: Third US Circuit Court of Appeals, The Washington Post
quote: Something just seems...off about this guy. And he looks like a child anal rapist so...meh. Not feeling overly sympathetic here. - See more at: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=34706...
quote: Oh don't get me wrong, I think jailtime for something like this is ludicrous.
quote: But the raid wasn't as clean cut as it sounded at first. First, the cops were unable to explain what compelled them to conduct the search, so basically their only probable cause was that Mr. Auernheimer had caused trouble and that they didn't like him.
quote: If I think the door to your house isn't secure enough, that doesn't give me the right to bash my way in
quote: The door was ALMOST wide open
quote: Just because he didn't do anything overly malicious, doesn't mean someone else couldn't.
quote: But Mr. Auernheimer and the rest of Goatse Sec. correctly realized that it was a gaping hole in the device's security, given how easy it was to simply brute force your way into that back door
quote: The judges wrote in their ruling "no evidence was advanced at trial [that] any password gate or other code-based barrier [was breached]", a statement that seemed to suggest that Mr. Auernheimer's lawyers fundamental argument might be right.However, the panel made the rather odd decision of not issuing a full ruling on that argument.
quote: The approach worked -- Apple and AT&T owned up to the problem and finally agreed to close their security holes.