Re: Odd identd behavior
From: Tomasz Papszun (tomek-incid_at_lodz.tpsa.pl)
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 19:03:53 +0100 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wed, 16 Nov 2005 at 10:31:22 -0500, Manuel Lanctot wrote:
> Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers wrote:
> >Very doubtful. I'm not aware of any law that forbids even portscans,
> >much less network troubleshooting or the use of tools like nmap in
> I can't find the related articles but I remember reading something about
> a man who was arrested after portscanning a website because he donated
> for a relief fund (after Katrina) and suspected it was a scam. I don't
> remember if he was indeed charged but he was at least arrested, which is
> pretty scary.
And he (Daniel Cuthbert) did _not_ scanned the website, just tried a
directory traversal (entering "higher" directories) by putting ../../../
in his browser URL field.
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