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RE: application for an employment
From: "Craddock, Larry" <l_craddock () wfec com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 09:13:00 -0600

That may be how you interpret it but I think they're very analogous. The
point is simple ... no one has any legitimate business checking the status of
the doors and windows on my property and no one has any legitimate business
port scanning someone else's network. What legitimate reason would I have in
port scanning your network? Let me answer that for you ... absolutely none.
At best, my answer would be curiosity and that doesn't qualify as legitimate.
How many people on this list just assume that the scanner was looking out for
your best interest when your logs reveal a port scan?

Larry Craddock
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Williams [mailto:Andrew () Syngress com] 
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 1:19 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: application for an employment

I think the many analogies that have been posted demonstrate that network
security and the security/safety of one's family in their home actually
aren't in the least bit analogous.

Best,
Andrew


-----Original Message-----
From: Craddock, Larry [mailto:l_craddock () wfec com]
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 2:59 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: application for an employment

Seems to me port scanning is neither picking a lock or seeing a door 
hanging wide open but more like rattling a door to see if it is 
unlocked. I don't know about you, but if someone comes by my house and 
rattles the door to check whether or not it's locked I'm going to 
assume he has bad intentions whether he does or not and he'll need to 
be prepared for my response.

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