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RE: I need the communities help........
From: "Craig Humphrey" <Craig.Humphrey () chapmantripp com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 16:28:11 +1200

Can I suggest that this is a very quick way to get expelled.

While there is advice all over the internet (Google is your friend) on
hacking and privilege escalation, using these techniques within your
university network, or against your university's network (from outside),
is highly likely to be against university policy (which you probably
signed, or agreed to when you started there).

You should probably get the approval of both your lecturer and the
University IT department before you conduct such an experiment
(particularly if you're going to be this obvious about it).

Just my 2c.


-----Original Message-----
From: nmap-dev-bounces () insecure org 
[mailto:nmap-dev-bounces () insecure org] On Behalf Of Joe Marinaccio
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 3:19 PM
To: nmap-dev () insecure org
Subject: I need the communities help........

To the community,


            I know this is more than likely uncommon for one 
to post, but here we go.. My name is Joe Marinaccio, and I'm 
in my first year at Vatterott. I'm working on a B.S. Degree 
in Network Engineering. I'm very fascinated by Information 
Security, and countermeasures to prevent attacks from within, 
as well as from the outside. I'm new to a lot of aspects 
posted in your mailings, but I try to do my part in 
researching to understand topics discussed. My question is, I 
would like to do an outside project relating to security, 
simulating a real world situation, in the classroom.
At school, we are on a windows 2000 professional LAN. The 
students all have "limited" account privileges. We use a 
virtual drive ran off the server, along with our own local 
drive on our machine. Also, we share a local printer. If need 
be, I can give further details of the network.

I would like to get input from the nmap community, maybe some 
insight, on different ways I could compromise security, and 
gain root or admin rights.
That is my goal or "purpose". I plan to record each step I 
take along the way, and also, list all resources and 
utilities I may have used to aid me.
Then to finish it off, I plan on making a report consisting 
of countermeasures an admin could take to prevent this same 
form of attack. 

I feel this would go very well in my personal portfolio, when 
presenting to a potential employer. I'm not asking for 
someone to do the work for me, rather, just to give me some 
insight. I'm willing to totally do my part, but any help or 
advice would be greatly appreciated... 


Thanking you in advance,

Joe Marinaccio

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