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Re: Pen-Test as a favor
From: John Kinsella <jlk () thrashyour com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 20:04:06 -0700

On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 10:49:21PM -0500, Chris Benedict wrote:
Hey, I'm working as an IT intern in a doctors office and I got 
permission to do a little pen-testing on their servers on my own time.  
How necessary would it be to get written permission before I take any 
action?  The Admin/CTO is a pretty good friend and I doubt would even 
consider taking any legal action if anything happened.

Even more important.  I've lost friends over business, it's not fun
at all.  Use it as practice for a "real" pen test - have a written plan
and timeframe, agree to that plan with him, conduct it in a professional
manner, even if you're doing it in your spare time.


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