The Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses dangerous rulings involving the CFAA stating “The CFAA’s scope is tied to “protected computers,” which is broadly defined to include anything that goes online, so the law will therefore soon apply to almost every household appliance and every use of the cloud. As a result, what started with the criminalization of password sharing in the context of a work computer will have even farther-reaching consequences.”

Ever Use Someone Else’s Password? Go to Jail, says the Ninth Circuit