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RE: Pen-Test as a favor
From: "Craig Wright" <cwright () bdosyd com au>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 05:05:59 +1000


Forget the idea of a contract. Signed or not it is not valid as it is not for consideration. As he is already an intern 
and is doing a role at the office there is not additional consideration.

Also, it is held that past consideration can not be used as consideration in a future contract. Thus there is no 
contract as far as the law is concerned.

There needs to be approval as as a part of the role as an Intern. This is not a contract per se.

Regards,
Craig

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From: Jim Halfpenny [mailto:jim () openanswers co uk]
Sent: Fri 14/07/2006 1:01 AM
To: Chris Benedict
Cc: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Pen-Test as a favor



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.

If anything happened then I imagine the Admin/CTO may not be the person
making the decision whether or not to take legal action. Always protect
yourself with a signed agreement. In this instance consider it good
practice for future engagements as this is the sort of skill pen testers
overlook at their peril.

Best Regards,
Jim


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