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Re: Hacking Challenge?
From: Ron DuFresne <dufresne () winternet com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 14:48:13 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:

On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 17:30:45 +0200, nocturnal <nocturnal () swehack se>  said:

A co-worker has a small penetration testing challenge for all. There is
even 1000SEK in it for the winner. Have fun and good luck!

http://www.x-rates.com lists the Swedish Kroner

http://www.x-rates.com/d/SEK/table.html

About $137US.  Not worth more than an hour or two's worth of effort unless
you don't have a paying gig at the moment.  (As an aside, what value is there
in a pen-test that will only attract those who don't have easier ways of making
$137?  A good white-hat can make that *per hour* consulting, and a good
black-hat can do better than that in the fraud market....)



I have a different question;  how does one acertain that this is indeed an
open 'hacker challenege'?  Could be a critical production server for the
swedish banking system and folks tapping upon it;s service could end up
finding that the legal authorities are bashing down the backdoor shortly
after tapping the tcp/udp ports it might have or might not have exposed.
Get-out-of-jail-free cards are not assured here are they?

Thanks,

Ron DuFresne
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart
        ***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***

OK, so you're a Ph.D.  Just don't touch anything.

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