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Re: Rate Stratfor's Incident Response
From: Sanguinarious Rose <SanguineRose () OccultusTerra com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:33:23 -0700

On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Ferenc Kovacs <tyra3l () gmail com> wrote:

On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Sanguinarious Rose
<SanguineRose () occultusterra com> wrote:

I've been watching this chat for a while

you didn't watched properly.
nobody said that you shouldn't report vulnerabilities.
we discussed whether would it help or not if one would hire the kiddies
owning their sites.
and we discussed why is it bad if you report the vulnerability and back it
up with the proof that you compromised that said system.

It was the tone of the discussion and implying that people reporting
it are down right criminals that sparked me. I added a bit of my own
personal viewpoints in there as well.

On the kiddies, I can't see the advantage of hiring a professional
sqlmap and havij operator.

I always report the vulns that I stumble upon (from my own email and such)
and while I'm doing this in good faith, I would never dare to actively
exploit that vuln for better proof, because if they sue me, they would win.
So I try to keep it that way, that I cannot be held responsible, because I
didn't broke any law.

I do agree and can't see the real need for someone to actually prove
it like that which is rather over the line in being illegal. It also
requires more work then is even required to report it.

I also think that for a full penetration testing, one shouldn't act without
prior agreement with the owner and having that written down.
To go back to the irl analogy: even if I'm doing it in good faith, so that I
would report the owner or fix the lock myself, I shouldn't try to open every
door and window on a "random" house, nor should I take a photo of his
belongings that I can prove that I was there.

That is an obvious or it is illegal.

Ferenc Kovács
@Tyr43l - http://tyrael.hu

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