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Re: application for an employment
From: PCSC Information Services <info () pcsage biz>
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 14:38:05 -0500

Matthias et al,

I don't know if this is an ethical practice for a security administrator to undertake at all, let alone in the context of pre-employment research. I echo the sentiments of most respondents in that it's not information that's relevant to your application for employment nor is it representative of the ideal ethical standards by which you're no doubt holding
It's important to discuss your skillset including the use of security tools, and understanding of current best practices and methodologies. How you brought these skills to bear on an already unfortunate situation could deleteriously impact your application here. Clearly you have some insights that the University could benefit from and having some prior knowledge is beneficial immediately should you become employed by them, however, disclosing the information before your even employed by the University could raise ethical questions that I'm sure you're not wanting to answer.


Sean Swayze
PCSC Information Services

On 20-Mar-06, at 7:45 AM, Matthias Güntert wrote:

Dear listmembers,

i am seeking for a new job as a Unix/Linux systemadministrator. There
has been an advertisement at a well known university. So I started to
prepare my self for the application. While collecting some information
about the network, using nmap, dig, etc... I was able to read the whole
namespace from the ip range (

My question is should I use some of the information I have found out to
push my application forward? What do you think how a director would

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

                Matthias Güntert

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