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Security Outsourcing: Exposed!  07 August 2001 
Posted by Dave Wreski   
On April 25, Pilot Network Services went out of business, abandoning 200 customers that relied on them for something rather important: security. ... the end came quickly. Pilot employees received four e-mails in rapid succession. The first said the phones would be disconnected. The second added that pagers and mobiles would be taken away. The third said the CFO had resigned. And for anyone who couldn't see the elephant-not just in the room but squirting river water in their faces-the last e-mail said, "At 4:30 p.m., you're fired." . . .
 
Report: Companies Hacked on Average Six or More Times Per Year  07 August 2001 
Source: Lexis-Nexis - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A survey of American companies reveals that not only are companies' networks being attacked six or more times per year, but these attacks are becoming increasingly criminal in nature, compromising private information, destroying valuable data and exposing businesses to significant liability.

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Net activists launch campaign to jam 'Echelon'  31 July 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Internet privacy activists and "hacktivists" have announced a day-long cyber-protest intended to jam a computer surveillance network whose existence isn't acknowledged by the governments said to run it. The activists set October 21 as "Jam Echelon Day," calling on individuals to . . .
 
Activists target U.S. surveillance system  27 July 2001 
Source: News.com - Posted by Jen Olson   
A group of Internet activists hopes to bring attention to the controversial U.S.-led communications spy network Echelon with a "Jam Echelon Day." But privacy experts say the protest as planned will have a minimal effect on the sophisticated surveillance system. Organizers . . .
 
DEF CON 9 - Open Letter to the community  23 July 2001 
Source: defcon - Posted by Jen Olson   
Having just finished my 9th DEF CON, I have a few thoughts - I am looking for feedback from the community to help decide the next steps for the future of DEF CON. First, let me give you a brief history so you can see where I am coming from and to allow you to decide where you think we should go in future shows.. . .
 
Sklyarov arrest roundup: EFF to meet with Adobe, but protests still on  20 July 2001 
Source: Newsforge - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A top Linux kernel hacker is calling for a boycott of technology conferences in the United States, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation is asking organizers of planned protests to put them on hold while it negotiates with Adobe for the release of Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov, who was arrested after speaking at Def Con in Las Vegas earlier this week.. . .
 
Controversial research to be presented at USENIX security conference  20 July 2001 
Source: Newsforge - Posted by Jen Olson   
The USENIX Association today confirmed the inclusion of a controversial research paper to its Security Symposium to be held in Washington, DC next month. The paper reveals inherent security risks with the recording industry's digital music access-control technologies. Dr. Edward Felten, . . .
 
Controversial research to be presented at USENIX  20 July 2001 
Source: NewsForge - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
NewsForge writes, "The USENIX Association today confirmed the inclusion of a controversial research paper to its Security Symposium to be held in Washington, DC next month. The paper reveals inherent security risks with the recording industry's digital music access-control technologies. Dr. . . .
 
CERT: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Several Implementations of the Lightweight Directory Access Protoc  17 July 2001 
Source: CERT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Several implementations of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) protocol contain vulnerabilities that may allow denial-of-service attacks, unauthorized privileged access, or both. If your site uses any of the products listed in this advisory, the CERT/CC encourages you to follow the . . .
 
Def Con wears a white hat now  16 July 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Is hacking starting to lose its culture? Though black clothing still dominated and clusters of hackers exchanging information was still the norm, the crowd at this year's Def Con was older and appeared to be far more professional. "It is more laid back this year," acknowledged Jeff Moss, the founder of the conference, now in its ninth year.. . .
 
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