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Re: scanning
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 21:28:24 -0400

On Fri, 02 Jun 2006 08:54:23 +0800, Nightfall Nightfall said:
Is it illegal if I perform a vulnerability scan on a site without
permission from the owner? How about a simple port scan? thanks.

Rule 0 of a pen test: *ALWAYS* have a *written* "Get Out Of Jail Free"
card before doing anything, unless it is your own *personal* machine.
This includes machines owned by your employer (ask Randal Schwartz about
this one).

Phrased differently - do you really want to gamble spending the next
3-5 with a big hairy dude named Bubba?

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