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RE: Modem assessment, was: Re: Pentester convicted..
From: "Michael Scheidell" <scheidell () secnap net>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 21:39:47 -0400

Our company sells a wardialer (PhoneSweep) and we recommend 
that before a scan is begun that there is some sort of 
official buy-in with upper management so that if there is any 
accidental fallout as a result of the scan you are covered. 
Having a company approved Modem Security Policy also helps. 
We recommend that a few short scans be done prior to the 
actual scan, so that any abnormalities in PBX's, VM systems, 
etc are dealt with prior to the company-wide scan commencing.

As I read that, I thought 'hey, they should use phonesweep and its
digital magic voice recognition stuff (if the modem supports it, and I
recommend doing that!)

I have used it, like it, and when they finally fixed that nasty mysql
going to sleep thing it actually made the 'schedule this to run at
night' portion useful.

Great stuff, and I wrote my own back in the early 80's and like this one
much better.

Anyone doing any commercial wardialing should investigate it.

Michael Scheidell, CTO
561-999-5000, ext 1131
SECNAP Network Security Corporation
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