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Man Who Exposed iPad Security Flaws Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison

Is he a hacker or a man who did the public a favor by exposing a gaping online security hole?

Andrew Auernheimer (@rabite on Twitter) will now spend 41 months in a federal prison, with concurrent probation for three years. He also owes restitution to the U.S. Treasury to be dispersed to AT&T in the amount of $73,000.

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Computer Privacy: Two Are Charged With Fraud in iPad Security Breach

Two men who are associated with a loose group of hackers and programmers, and who have previously exposed the security vulnerabilities on Apple computing devices, have been arrested for conspiracy to access a computer without authorization and one count of fraud. The New York Times reports that some think blame could be "leveled at both sides” since the men claimed “all data was gathered from a public Web server with no password, accessible by anyone on the Internet.”

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