Judge Lifts Gag Order Against MIT Students, MBTA Unhappy

August 20, 2008

The MBTA cannot be very happy as  federal judge has lifted a gag order against the MIT students who hacked into the ticketing security system of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency (MBTA)..............Washington (ChattahBox) – The MBTA cannot be very happy as federal judge has lifted a gag order against the MIT students who hacked into the ticketing security system of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency (MBTA).

The federal judge stated in the decision that the gag order against the three MIT students was unconstitutional.

The three MIT students have been in the spotlight as they hacked into the MBTA ticketing security system, revealing many holes which could let hackers ride the T for free.

The MBTA wanted the gag order to remain in place as they stated that that it will take months to fix the issues.

The MIT students have received an A from their MIT professor Dr. Ron Rivest, as it was all done as part of research.

Students got great support from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to get the gag order lifted.


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