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Re: My Frustrations
From: H D Moore <sflist () digitaloffense net>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 09:01:26 -0600

On Wednesday 17 December 2008, Adriel T. Desautels wrote:
I recently wrote this blog entry and wanted to get some comments from
readers of this list. I'm frustrated with the caliber of the people
that are offering security services and posing as experts, thats the
subject of the post. Please comment, insult, whatever... I'm

I agree with it for the most part - half the questions posed to this list 
would immediately disqualify the person as an expert, let alone a 
professional. The experienced folks tend to just post announcements or 
reply back to the former group. I would love to see this list turn back 
into real discussions of pen-testing challenges, but publicly asking for 
help on a job as reputation-centric as pen-testing carries a stigma of its 
own. The last thing you want a potential client to see is your lead pen-
tester asking for help on a SQL injection vulnerability.

I really don't see a way forward.


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