Continuation of thread: http://lists.wald.intevation.org/pipermail/openvas-discuss/2018-April/011958.html
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It appears that list has been shutdown very recently, I’d e-mailed in a reply but realized it should be posted here. Please move this thread to an appropriate area as needed.
I work in an environment of somewhat heightened security similar to Andrew Robinson’s story.
I generally know what to expect when it comes to scans causing devices, servers or printers to crash, network spam, erratic behaviors, print random pages or characters etc.
One thing I did not expect was the text outputted by this scan. This was not interpreted well by staff. I quickly received a concerning phone call about this.
Occasionally I will notify staff to expect the unexpected. However I could guarantee the same reaction to “are you dead?” regardless of warning.
If technology presents something that could be perceived as dangerous or threatening, i will most certainly get a call about it immediately.
A lot of us, myself included, do not work exclusively in a closet environment where this gets recognized for what it is. I recognized it for what it is, no one else did.
Changing this or at least offering the option to change it should be taken seriously. Thank you.