Legal issues

  • rachan_m

    rachan_m - 2005-10-30

    hi all,

    Just wanted to know what legalities are involved in using IM sniffers at work. Is it perfectly ok to use them to "listen" into someone else's IM conversation and/or sniff their passwords and then use them to read their email ?


    • Carlos Fernandez

      That depends on what country you live on and what laws applies.

      I assume that almost everywhere it is ilegal to listen to conversations, let alone use their passwords for reading their email.

      So unless you are a sysadmin with a reason to capture traffic -and let everyone involved that you are doing it-, just don't.


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