null mailing list charter
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- Content not related to information security.
- Queries regarding null meets. null chapter monthly meets are open to all. There is no registration required. Anyone can attend the meets and invite their friends/relatives as well.
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- Everyone has a right to their opinion, criticism is acceptable but scolding, flaming, trolling will not be tolerated. In case you don’t appreciate criticism by other members please don’t email moderator(s), there is always the option to unsubscribe.
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- Irresponsible disclosures. If you would like to report a vulnerability, please send an email with the details of the vulnerability to keeda |at| null.co.in and we will make sure you get your due credit.
What we usually reject, with examples
- This is a response received for someone asking a question on SQL Injection: “SQL Injection might be blocked, try SQLi.” Which, to be honest, makes no sense at all. If the person responding would have mentioned what he meant by SQLi we could have let it through.
- Another set of question that gets asked quite often and is rejected: “Should I do CEH?” (or CISSP or ANY OTHER CERT) I mean, that’s the whole question. If there is no background on why you are in doubts to do it, this makes a very generic question. Give us some reasoning, some background and we’ll let it through for people to help you out. And another criteria for this sort of a question is that, it should not have been asked in the same month or two by someone else.
- Other commonly rejected response is: “+1″, “Thanx!” etc. We usually accept the “Thanks” response from the person who posted the original question but not from others. If you found some question useful, add some more details like “Thanks! I found your reply useful for me as well because I could bypass our companies PHP filter with it”.
- Repeat Answers, Yes! This is a very generic problem that we have but we don’t block it as often as we should. Once someone replies that you should “Use the XYZ framework and it will help you out” others reply with “Using XYZ framework should help”, “Framework XYZ is helping me a lot” etc. Unless you add something more than what the initial response said, refrain from posting.
- Hijacking threads, A lot of people tend to post their question on someone else’s thread or a very old thread, which is not allowed to pass through to the list most of the time. Even if your initial part contains answer to the original question. So, please start a new thread, that’s the only advice we can give.
All new members are put under moderation by default. As and when they start posting to the list their IDs are removed from moderation. The list is expected to be self-policing like any other public mailing list, however on violation of any of the above mentioned rules, moderator(s) reserves the right to remove the mail thread or even ban the offending member from the forum with or without any warning.
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