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Lawmaker To Grade Agencies On Computer Security  28 August 2000 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Rep. Stephen Horn, R-Calif., who made a name for himself by grading government agencies on their Y2K computer readiness in the months leading up to last year's millennial date rollover, is at it again, gearing up to release a report card . . . Website Launched  02 August 2000 
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A new site devoted to shutting down the FBI's Carnivore email surveillance system has launched, "Stop Carnivore", The site explains what Carnivore is, why it is wrong, what you can do, and how it hurts the Internet. Below is a quick summary on the major issues the site deals with. . . .
Lack of funding threatens cybersecurity project  01 August 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Parker   
A lack of funding is threatening a public-private initiative aimed at preventing cyberattacks similar to the denial-of-service attacks against Yahoo, eBay and others in February.
Linux developers hunt for kernel bugs  27 July 2000 
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Linux developers have begun an ambitious project to identify security problems with the open source operating system before they trouble end users. The Linux Kernel Auditing Project is an attempt to audit the Linux kernel for any security holes. The project . . .
KAIST Computer Remains Hacker Proof  03 July 2000 
Source: Digital Chosun - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The Information Security Education Research Center (ISC) of the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) said Sunday that no hackers among the 3,664 teams worldwide managed to conquer its third level server and win in the First World Information . . .
Senate approves Internet filtering amendment  30 June 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Schools and libraries that receive federal funds to help pay for their Internet access would be required to add filtering software to their systems under an amendment to an appropriations bill approved by the U.S. Senate. The Senate voted 95-3 Tuesday . . .
ZDNet hack-contest server disabled  28 June 2000 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Exhibitionism at its worst. "Other interpretations exist. The hacking underground, for example, sees this sort of thing as part reconnaissance, and part publicity stunt, and one in which no truly elite cracker would participate for fear of having their best . . .
Cracked! Part 6: Talking with the Enemy  28 June 2000 
Source: Noel - - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Soon after rebuilding the system I started talking to someone on IRC that identified themselves as the person that had cracked our system. He was connecting from the same places that the cracker had been coming from and seemed to know . . .
New Internet privacy guidelines for federal agencies issued  26 June 2000 
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Federal agencies will have to demonstrate a ``compelling need'' to gather the data, publicly disclose how any collected personal information would be safeguarded and get the authorization of the agency head. For example, using a cookie on a State Department Web . . .
Pretty Poor Privacy: An Assessment of P3P  23 June 2000 
Source: - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
This report examines whether P3P is an effective solution to growing public concerns about online privacy. The report surveys earlier experience with "cookie" technology and notes similarities. The report finds that . . .
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