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Re: Pre-Scanning for Marketing
From: alan <alan () clueserver org>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 14:43:23 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 10 Jan 2006, Password Crackers, Inc. wrote:

I am interested if anyone on the list has ever tested or implemented a
marketing program that involved pre-scanning (wired or wireless) a prospect
and then sending a letter or email describing potential vulnerabilities and
offering assistance in closing these vulnerabilities.  I have never done
this because of the anticipated negative reaction, but I am curious as to
what the outcome was if anyone else has done it.  Single instances would be
interesting, but I am more curious if anyone has implemented this in a more
broad-based way and has positive and/or negative response rate statistics.

Most cases that I have seen where this happens, the "client" has viewed it 
as "extortion".  (The X makes it sound cool.)

Your millage may vary.

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