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Re: pen test
From: Gregory Boyce <gregory.boyce () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 20:31:10 -0500

Its not so much "no" as "not without their authorization".

If you're a large enough customer they may let you try. Be sure to get the authorization in writing though in case your test causes problems and they try to take legal action.

Unless you really know what you're doing I wouldn't recommend it.

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Gregory Boyce

On Dec 10, 2007, at 7:53 PM, "Michael R. Martinez" <mike () security-bounce com > wrote:

Marty,

absolutely not, this is called hacking. Pen testing is actively exploiting a server, identifying a weakness exploiting gaining access. Are you talking about scanning ports? Could you provide a little more detail. If you mean pen-testing, then the answer is no.

Cheers
------Original Message------
From: Marty Resnick
Sender: listbounce () securityfocus com
To: security-basics
Sent: Dec 10, 2007 9:35 AM
Subject: pen test

Am I able to pen test or run a vulnerability assessment on my web hosting company. I got the idea after reading this article. http://www.securitypark.co.uk/Security_article.asp?articleid=260173

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Marty Resnick
Techmaking Inc.
(877) 291-1110 (office)
(661) 209-2089 (mobile)
(805) 512-9603 (fax)
marty () techmaking com



Michael R. Martinez
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