I can see the reason with including things such as Jailbreaking iPhones or Android phones, which is perfectly legal, but I was absolutely amazed that the article then went on to explain how to intercept other peoples texts and also how to steal their cookies over unsecured networks.
Hi all. I can see why that particular piece may cause a little consternation. We thought long and hard before publishing it, and decided that these are things that people do, and so long as we highlight the negative impact of each, it's legitimate - possibly even our duty - to report them. That said I do appreciate that it is not in our usual style and will categoriclly state that we are not encouraging anyone to partake in nefarious activities.
Sorry Matt but that just doesn't wash. Printing 'Find yourself loitering in internet cafés or airport lounges with time to kill? Why not hack into your neighbour's Facebook or Twitter account?' and flagging up ways of monitoring text messages from other phones is not your duty to report.
Caveats smaveats - sensationalist journalism with links.