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From: "Adrian Puente Z." <apuente () hackarandas com>
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 22:53:07 -0600

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If you are doing a Client-aware pentest, you should have acces and even
control of the device, take screenshots to have probes and make it part
of the report that involves all the targets you are pentesting. That's
the way I do it. You should not change any setting unless you need to so
you get control of another target, but use names that can be associated
to the pentest and have a really detailed log so the IDS and IPS can
math with anything you did and you can protect yourself if a parallel
incident happens.

Greets,

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 11:06 AM, THOMAS, DEDRIC (ATTCLSMA)
<dt7089 () att com> wrote:
Hey,

Ethically, you should notify them of the fact that they need to strengthen
their Account Management Policies.  You can have them change the password,
and then go forth with your pen-testing.  It would benefit both parties,
they know they can trust you to tell them the right thing, instead of
faking
your way through a password hack, even though you know the password.

Just my two cents....

Dedric

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From: listbounce () securityfocus com
[mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of JAE HO JANG
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 10:08 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Password Cracking Issues

Hi,

I am doing Pen-testing of our customer's FW, NetScreen.
But I installed this FW also set password a few months ago so I
already knew
the password (they haven't changed).
In this case, what is the best way to do?
just proceed the password cracking? then report them I managed to find the
password?
or skip password cracking and then advise to reinforce the password
policy?

Please advise.
Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Tony


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