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C DM

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Re: Stupid User Tricks: Password Selection - "WORD1"

So is it considered OK to run phishing sites and/or use botnets (even if they are for "research" purposes)?


JohnInSJ
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said by C DM:

So is it considered OK to run phishing sites and/or use botnets (even if they are for "research" purposes)?
I think he looks like a white hat to me. Know your enemy and all that.
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NetWatchMan
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reply to C DM
said by C DM:

So is it considered OK to run phishing sites and/or use botnets (even if they are for "research" purposes)?
*I* was not running a phishing site...the malware, the botnet, and the miscreant were...I only allowed it to be active for a short period of time....the only reason I let it run for 12 hours was I thought it wasn't doing anything.

My goals are not "research" oriented...unfortunately, I can't elaborate on that point.

I agree that these tactics push the envelope but believe they are essential to countering cybercrime.
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technick
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said by NetWatchMan:

*I* was not running a phishing site...the malware, the botnet, and the miscreant were...I only allowed it to be active for a short period of time....the only reason I let it run for 12 hours was I thought it wasn't doing anything.

My goals are not "research" oriented...unfortunately, I can't elaborate on that point.

I agree that these tactics push the envelope but believe they are essential to countering cybercrime.
I couldn't agree more, the only way to be secure is to know all the possible angles of attack and how to counter them efficiently while moving forward.
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reply to NetWatchMan
said by NetWatchMan:

said by C DM:

So is it considered OK to run phishing sites and/or use botnets (even if they are for "research" purposes)?
*I* was not running a phishing site...the malware, the botnet, and the miscreant were...I only allowed it to be active for a short period of time....the only reason I let it run for 12 hours was I thought it wasn't doing anything.

My goals are not "research" oriented...unfortunately, I can't elaborate on that point.

I agree that these tactics push the envelope but believe they are essential to countering cybercrime.
Let me guess...related to this story?

»blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/

Nicely done. This appears to be ramping up to be an interesting summer, and year.