Summary of offences in the Cybercrimes Act

neoprema

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Biggest load of rubbish I've ever read.

so you can get 10 years for;
1. Learning about cyber security and owning any of the tools you need to learn
2. Being in possession of a password that you cannot explain how you got it. So they find "Password1" on your laptop and say it Cyril's password so if you can't say how it got there - prison!

Lol. stupidity is rife.
 

ActivateD

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Time to delete that 'December2021' password from my password list.
 

j4ck455

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TLDR (I will read the rest of it much later).

However:

Any person who unlawfully and intentionally accesses a computer system or a computer data storage medium, is guilty of an offence.

That sounds like a circular reference to me, maybe it needs more context, but stating that a person's actions are unlawful without defining what is unlawful about those actions doe not make sense.
 

neoprema

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Time to delete that 'December2021' password from my password list.
no you need to delete hashcat before they accuse you of using its plaintext candiate password generator that could, if left long enough with all masks generate Cyril's passwords - hence it is illegal. Along with the English Dictionary.
 

v3gout

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"Possession or use of software or hardware tool for cybercrime — 10 years"

... quickly kills of any chance of employment as a security specialist. I thought there was an unemployment crisis ...
 

RonSwanson

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so you can get 10 years for;
1. Learning about cyber security and owning any of the tools you need to learn
2. Being in possession of a password that you cannot explain how you got it. So they find "Password1" on your laptop and say it Cyril's password so if you can't say how it got there - prison!
No it isn't. Re-read the article, pay attention to the meaning of words.

You had better uninstall wireshark otherwise you are off to jail.
Strawman. C'mon surely you can do better than that?

That sounds like a circular reference to me, maybe it needs more context, but stating that a person's actions are unlawful without defining what is unlawful about those actions doe not make sense.

Unlawful because it is contra bones mores and therefore there is a law now that makes it unlawful. Unlawful is the first element of any crime.
"Possession or use of software or hardware tool for cybercrime — 10 years"

... quickly kills of any chance of employment as a security specialist. I thought there was an unemployment crisis ...

Your intention and outcome has a lot to do with whether it is a crime or not. The article did state that:

It is an offence to intentionally use or possess any software or hardware tool for:


  • Enabling another attacker
  • Unlawfully accessing a system
  • Intercepting data
  • Interfering with a data storage medium
  • Acquiring a password to use in any of the above activities

So if your intention is to use the software to learn security, using it on your own system or getting permission to use it on someone else's, then it's fine.

Wow, you guys are obtuse.
 
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Ryansr

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Now's the time to start using the very important VPN as a layer of protection.

They're probably already having the list of MyBB and other such forums' user data to keep a close eye on for the future enforcement of any of the cybercrime items. Do you think MyBB will try to protect your identities?
 

Fuzzbox

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Cant even convict criminals with real evidence.
How are they going to pursue this avenue.

They will have to get the chief SARS technology expert to save herself from herself.
 
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