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RE: FW: Legal? Road Runner proactive scanning.[Scanned]
From: "Shawn Jackson" <sjackson () horizonusa com>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 10:03:08 -0800

By using your own logic, if one were to unknowingly fall victim to a Trojan 
and a hacker port scanned that box and found the Trojan holding a port open, 
it is perfectly legitimate and legal for that hacker to make use of that 
Trojan and take control of the box.

We forgot that portscans don't use the service of the underlying port, they
only check to see if the port itself is open.

Shawn Jackson
Systems Administrator
Horizon USA
1190 Trademark Dr #107
Reno NV 89521

www.horizonusa.com
Email: sjackson () horizonusa com
Phone: (775) 858-2338
       (800) 325-1199 x338

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