Re: High School Student Charged in Computer Hacking Scheme

It seems so easy that it did not feel like a crime at the time. In a

> corporation some of the blame would be placed on the IT executive that > permitted such sloppy security.

Come on. Even if you don't think that it's a "crime", do you really think he thought it was permissible to change grades?

And while the IT person certainly was negligent to leave passwords sitting around, that does not excuse the student's behavior. Just because you *can* do something doesn't mean it's OK to do it. Does such a thing as ethics exist any more?

If I don't lock my front door, does that mean I can't press charges if my house is robbed?

Barry Margolin, Arlington, MA

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