[Full-disclosure] [OOT] Thesis for master degree
andurmatrix at gmail.com
Mon Jan 1 08:47:22 GMT 2007
First make sure which topic you are interested: attacking or defending. They
are of quite different philosophy. If you are into attacking in nature, you
can not do very well in defending. You will find it boring.
On 12/18/06, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 17:55:50 GMT, Aaron Gray said:
> > >- Disassembling Vista Security
> > This is illegal. So not a very good idea for the thesis.
> This of course is *very* dependent on what country you are in.
> In the US, the most important law involved would probably be the DMCA,
> which *does* have an exception for reverse engineering for compatibility
> research (17 USC 1201(f)), encryption research (17 USC 1201(g)), and
> security testing (17 USC 1201(j)).
> Note that 17 USC 1201(j)(2) *specifically* hints that you *really* want
> an in-writing "Get Out Of Jail Free" card for 18 USC 1030 and related.
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