[Dshield] warning - netcraft.com

John Sage jsage at finchhaven.com
Sat Nov 24 16:09:44 GMT 2001


umm...

This is *really* old news...

It's a tool.

Like many others...


- John

Josh Beckett wrote:

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> netcraft.com is offering, what I find to be an offensive tool, in
> it's current incarnation.
> 
> They offer a tool that allows you to scan any site you input into a
> web page for tcp/443 service and probe it's offerings.  I've seen
> plenty of tools that allow similar activity, but they usually allow
> you to only scan your own ip (a much safer implementation).
> 
> The security implications are obvious to me, but they don't find
> anything wrong with their activity.  So I put it before you, my
> security comrades...be aware.
> 
> For the planet.net.uk folks --
> ENERGIS SQUARED ABUSE TICKET : 148978 (ACTIVE SYSTEM ATTACK!)
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