Home page logo

pen-test logo Penetration Testing mailing list archives

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!


This List Sponsored by: Cenzic

Concerned about Web Application Security? Why not go with the #1 solution - Cenzic, the only one to win the Analyst's Choice Award from eWeek. As attacks through web applications continue to rise, you need to proactively protect your applications from hackers. Cenzic has the most comprehensive solutions to meet your application security penetration testing and vulnerability management needs. You have an option to go with a managed service (Cenzic ClickToSecure) or an enterprise software (Cenzic Hailstorm). Download FREE whitepaper on how a managed service can help you: http://www.cenzic.com/news_events/wpappsec.php And, now for a limited time we can do a FREE audit for you to confirm your results from other product. Contact us at request () cenzic com for details.

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]