@aaronpk So puzzling. If he'd said nothing, this news would've been a blip in the scheme of things and pretty much nobody would care. "Oh. Incompetent government website. Whatever...." But he turned it into a spectacle with a public hissy fit.
LOL a follow-up tweet: <<A hacker is someone who gains unauthorized access to information or content. This individual did not have permission to do what they did. They had no authorization to convert and decode the code.>> Reading plain text ain’t “decoding”,
It's not even unethical when it's using the appropriate channels to disclose a massive design flaw in their website. There's responsible ways to report problems like this. hackerone.com/vulnerability-…
I know it's unethical. But I almost applaud people that do stuff like this...because...it shows the flaws in the system. Not knowing "computer stuff" in 2021 isn't cute anymore lol In reality, states and companies need to HIGHLY invest in good coders, cybersecurity staff, etc.