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Re: Hacking Challenge?
From: VX Dude <vxdude2003 () yahoo com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 13:36:56 -0700 (PDT)

While I agree that this would be a neat
web-defacement.  I personally doubt it is due to the
low "reward".  Most likely HackTrap is some WhiteHat's
idea of a silver bullet and he's using every single
GET request as proof of the huge numbers of hackers
that couldn't break in.    After some more statistics
and scare tactics, they may find a few customers. 
Gotta tip you're (white/black) hats to the security
community, they've got game!

-stinny

--- Ron DuFresne <dufresne () winternet com> wrote:
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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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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