Questions regarding the efficacy of jamming XKeyScore this way aside, it’s an interesting look at analysing input validation.
While the sentiment is understandable, this sort of thing is no longer (sadly) considered to be legitimate civil disobedience, it is more likely to be considered a volation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Caveat haxxor…
That seems unlikely. Sending an email to yourself (even with a fake from address) wouldn’t count as unauthorized access.
This does sound like a good way to have yourself put on the “xkeyscore jammers” list, though.
The issue with the the Act has been its liberal interpretation; this could be seen as a DDOS-type “attack” or a deliberate attempt to impede the work of the agency. Either way, my point is that it is the way this law has been applied (the Swartz case is a good example) that is the concern.
Isn’t legitimate civil disobedience kind of a contradiction in terms? Intentionally violating an unjust law ( like CFAA ) is kind of the point.
Yes, you are right. I was really trying to highlight the absurd penalties in place for this type of hacktivism, relative to actual harms.
“Thanks for the bug report. Fixed.”