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Re: Pentester convicted..
From: "etropos" <etropos () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 14:26:58 -0300

An "ego" issue and stupid move from Bred. So kiddie.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Craig Wright" <cwright () bdosyd com au>
To: <bill.hancock () isthmusgroup com>; <pen-test () securityfocus com>
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:33 AM
Subject: RE: Pentester convicted..


First - Get a clue.

The "I was doing it for their good defence" is beyond lame. Responsible
professionals do NOT go around testing web sites without authority.

Next the conviction is not for reporting a vulnerability but for sending
email through the companies server *** WITHOUT PERMISSION ***. With all
the free email systems about these days... (need I go on here?)

Mr McCarty did NOT tell the University of the issues. He informed
journalists. He was seeking publicity. He did not tell the Uni of the
issue and leave it at that, he used the violation to send emails and
account details from the server. In fact he stole the application
details of several University applicants - again *** without permission
***.

Stating AFTER the event - WHEN you are caught that this was for the
common good is not a defence!

Bret McDanel The other mentioned 1030 case also broke the law - Plain
and simple. You have no right to scan sites for the hell of it. This is
illegal, unprofessional and plain stupid!

Regards,
Craig



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