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It's more you walked by and saw their sliding door was slightly off its rails, so you went and tested if you could lift it fully off to gain access to the house. Even if you never looked at that person's things, you're still trespassing and breaking and entering.
It's technically not White Hat if you don't have an agreement with the people you are targeting, it's unauthorised computer access. He's not the first person to get burned by attempting to alert companies to security vulnerabilites though and he won't be the last. Hopefully they won't be too hard on him, but he did break the law no matter his intent. Maybe PTV will give him a job offer as a penetration tester. (Someone who legally tests a company's security for holes and vulnerabilities)
I thought this story sounded familiar. It was news from the beginning of the year. My boss came in when it first ran and told everyone about it and then promptly told everyone not to do it or they'd be fired.
Asking superfluous questions, takes away from the 'imagination' aspect of the story.So you're saying that imagining ways in which he does the mundane things in life is taking away from the imagination aspect of the story?