I read a lot about viruses being illegal, but at what point does a piece of code become a virus and become illegal? Information enters and leaves our computers on a daily basis and often times some information from our computer will enter someone elses computer in some form via the internet. Is there a legal definition of a virus and what is considered to be illegal? Is it only when the virus steals information of causes some malicious harm that it is illegal?
closed as off-topic by Eric G, John Deters, scuzzy-delta, Adi, Gilles Apr 8 '14 at 8:13
This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:
- "This question does not appear to be about Information security within the scope defined in the help center." – Eric G, John Deters