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Re: [PEN-TEST] War Dialers
From: Jose Nazario <jose () BIOCSERVER BIOC CWRU EDU>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 12:30:48 -0400

On Fri, 1 Sep 2000, Alfred Huger wrote:

Anyone have any experiance with commercial war dialing packages
compared to the free ones?

the June 2000 issue of "information security" (from ICSA) covered war
dialers. as for your question, phonesweep took their tests (phonesweep vs
telesweep secure vs THC-Scan, all commercial MS-OS based products), and
they mentioned Ton-Loc but only in passing -- hasn't been updated since
1994, wasn't very robust and the author served 5 months in jail for
computer crimes. *shrug* they did give a URL for Ton-Loc though.

their tests were judged on carrier and fax detection, system id,
penetration (via authentication), reporting and "intangibles" like ease of
use (subjective, to say the least).

and let's not forget the PalmOS wardialer TBA (from the L0pht's Palm Pilot

jose nazario                                    jose () biochemistry cwru edu
PGP fingerprint: 89 B0 81 DA 5B FD 7E 00  99 C3 B2 CD 48 A0 07 80
Public key available at http://biocserver.cwru.edu/~jose/pgp-key.asc

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