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Teen hackers face deterrent sentences  22 March 2000 
Source: HK Technology Post - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Three teenage computer hackers were warned yesterday that they faced deterrent sentences after they admitted selling login names and passwords stolen from the Internet in the first case of its kind in Hong Kong. . . .
 
Building a Honeypot  21 March 2000 
Source: RootPrompt.org - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"... a honeypot is a system designed to teach how black-hats probe for and exploit a system. By learning their tools and methods, you can then better protect your network and systems. I do not use honeypots to . . .
 
Credit Card Fraud Crippling Online Merchants  20 March 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
According to Alvin Cameron, Credit/Loss Prevention Manager for online fulfillment house Digital River, an estimated 20 to 40 percent of online purchases are fraud attempts. Accordingly, Cameron says, e-tailers are now facing a do-or-die proposition. "Merchants who cannot control . . .
 
Backups and Data Recover, Part 3  17 March 2000 
Source: Linux Journal - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This is the third part in a series on LinuxJournal.com that discusses the use of tar, cpio, taper, and other methods for actually creating backups. . . .
 
Internet Security Holes  14 March 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
More than half of businesses on the Internet leave themselves open to security breaches because they fail to safeguard themselves. A survey of e-businesses discovered one-half to three-quarters of businesses connected to the Internet have at least one of . . .
 
UK Wants Tighter E-Trading Laws  14 March 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This Wired article talks about the short reach of authority on the Web. "In the U.K., London-based Financial Services Authority can shut down any unacceptable Web site that doesn't follow British law, but the agency's reach is limited. [...] . . .
 
China suffers first big hack attack  14 March 2000 
Source: Financial Times - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
This article talks about how the IT163.com web site was hit "just like the recent hack attack that shut down Amazon.com and the other US sites. He bombarded the site with so many messages, the system could not cope," It . . .
 
The Coming Linux Plague  13 March 2000 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"A pox on the penguin? Ready or not, Linux viruses are coming, and no one is inoculated." Simson Garfinkel talks about not "why aren't there any?" but instead "what's taking them so long?" . . .
 
Curador Taunts Police Over Site Break-Ins  10 March 2000 
Source: Internet News - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
"Curador, the cracker who has stolen credit cards from at least eight small e-commerce sites and then posted them online, is growing more brazen by the minute. In an interview with InternetNews Wednesday, Curador claimed he has hit five . . .
 
Security Software Market to Top $7 Billion in 2002  07 March 2000 
Source: Netscape/Standard - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The market for Internet security software is expected to reach $4.2 billion worldwide in 1999, and to grow to $7.4 billion in 2002, according to IDC, which based the study on a survey of 300 companies with more than $100 . . .
 
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