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Concern about confidentiality of postings

My question concerns the security of postings here.

Is it possible that someone involved in *footprinting* or gathering information on a company in preparation for an intrusion attempt, could cull information from this unsecured site and utilize it in compromising network security?

Just a humble inquiry. Thanks for your attention.


Re: Concern about confidentiality of postings

Hi Mike,

Since it is possible that forum users can use the data other users post to this site for the purposes you mention, it is recommended that users engage in general discussions about topics and refrain from posting confidential or proprietary information to the site. For further details on this, please refer to our acceptable use policy at: and pay particular attention to item number four.

In all cases, confidential and/or proprietary information should not be shared amongst the general public. Technical inquiries involving such information should be directed to our Technical Assistance Center.

Thank you for your inquiry.