You Can Legally Hack Your Own Car, Pacemaker, or Smartphone Now | WIRED

An exemption in a decade-old anti-hacking statute has finally kicked in, and could unleash a new bounty of security research.

Source: You Can Legally Hack Your Own Car, Pacemaker, or Smartphone Now | WIRED

If you own the device, you have a right to modify it. Corporations are trying to take away your right to own the devices you buy and your right to modify them.

So say you have a smartphone locked to one carrier and you want to move to a different one. You have the right to unlock it so it can be used on another carrier.

Research can also be done on these devices to figure out how to secure them better from hackers. It takes a hacker to beat another hacker. After seeing how unsecured things were for devices to launch DDOS attacks last week, there ought to be a way to modify these devices so they can’t be infected.

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