Judge approves TRO to stop DEFCON presentation

Steven M. Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Sun Aug 10 10:06:49 EDT 2008

On Sat, 09 Aug 2008 19:38:45 -0400
Ivan Krsti__ <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> wrote:

> On Sat, 09 Aug 2008 17:11:11 -0400, "Perry E. Metzger"
> <perry at piermont.com> wrote:
> >     Las Vegas - Three students at the Massachusetts Institute of
> >     Technology (MIT) were ordered this morning by a federal court
> >     judge to cancel their scheduled presentation about
> > vulnerabilities in Boston's transit fare payment system, violating
> > their First Amendment right to discuss their important research.
> <http://www-tech.mit.edu/V128/N30/subway/Defcon_Presentation.pdf>
And the vulnerability assessment they prepared -- filed by the MBTA in
court, and hence a matter of public record -- is at

		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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