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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


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?


Ron DuFresne
"Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity.  It
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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