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RE: Port scanning legal
On Tue, 19 Dec 2000, Jeff Wheat wrote: > > Isn't that just sweet... So in a nutshell it is *not* illegal > for kiddies to port scan a network looking for vulnerabilities. > It would seem to me that such scans would impair the integrity > of ones networks, or am I just smoking crack? > > Jeff > CETLink.Net > The attorney for the plaintiff obviously didn't use the correct analogy when explaining this to the court. Had he likened portscanning someones network to walking into their back yard with a ladder, climbing up to the second floor and checking for open windows, perhaps the court would have found differently. --- John Fraizer EnterZone, Inc Port-scanners and window-checkers will be shot on site.