In general, security experts like me are against sharing passwords, even among family and friends. Sure, we can all think of cases where sharing passwords with family might be useful, but why not just setup privileged accounts for those family members?
However, today’s episode isn’t about whether or not password sharing is a risk, it’s about whether or not it’s even legal at all. A US appeals court made a ruling on a case recently, basing their decision on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The EFF thinks it’s a dangerous ruling, that would have a far-reaching affect on the legality of password sharing. Watch Monday’s video to learn what I think.
(Episode Runtime: 4:46
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1vpqFdTe7A
- EFF against going to jail for sharing passwords – EFF
- Is sharing Netflix passwords a federal crime – Independent
- US court shares password sharing anxiety – BBC
- Wikipedia article on the case against David Nosal – Wikipedia