If I GET your web server and it prints out all your usernames and passwords, did I hack it?

Is hacking about intention, effort, or just "whap happens"?
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@33MHz very interesting question! imo this is not hacking--I believe there has to be intent behind it. The web server spitting out credentials like that is unexpected behaviour
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@flashblu if I accidentally paste in the wrong IP address, and my database client downloads all the personal information in somebody's unsecured database, did I hack it?
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@flashblu am I responsible for what I got/took?
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@33MHz hmm. you could say that you unintentionally hacked it. i would say that you would then have some sort of responsibility of informing the owner of the server. agree/disagree?
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@flashblu if I honk at your house and you tape all your bank account info on the front door, how am I responsible for anything?
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@flashblu I agree there are moral obligations, but I'm not sure there are legal.
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@33MHz very interesting questions! admittedly i had not even thought specifically of legal vs moral obligations in one of my answers, but I would have to say looking back, I was thinking of having a moral obligation to inform the server owner
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@33MHz intentions. The slop and incompetence of others should not cast any guilt on me unless I exploit what I come across. If you find a $20 on the sidewalk are you a thief? What about a wallet?
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