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Clinton Outlines Plan for Hacker Counter Attack  17 February 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
At a brief meeting with supporters from the computing community this week, President Bill Clinton laid out a plan for the U.S. government to respond to the national security threat that has been highlighted over the past two weeks by . . .
 
Web Security, Privacy Are Goals of CIA Effort  17 February 2000 
Source: Washington Post - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The Central Intelligence Agency's new venture capital fund, In-Q-Tel, has entered into a $3 million contract with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) for development of software designed to protect Web sites against "denial of service" attacks and to make computer . . .
 
Is Microsoft Ready To Settle?  16 February 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
What is Microsoft up to? This E-Commerce Times article writes, "It was reported yesterday that Microsoft Corp. has asked the U.S. Congress to intercede on its behalf, as talks to settle the government's antitrust case against the software giant . . .
 
Clinton Administration develops Internet Security Proposals  16 February 2000 
Source: CNN.com - - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
These articles are beginning to get redundant. However I thought this one was interesting. As written on CNN.com ..."President Clinton met Tuesday with more than a dozen computer executives and other experts to discuss strategies for preventing Web . . .
 
Asleep at the Security Wheel?  16 February 2000 
Source: FWC.com - Daniel Verton - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
I guess the government had to open their eyes sometime. Daniel Verton of FWC.com writes..."Security experts are questioning the sense of urgency on the part of government and industry to bolster network security in light of last week's denial-of-service . . .
 
Net Regs? A Little Dobbs'll Do Ya  14 February 2000 
Source: Wired News - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Lou Dobbs speaks on regulation of the Internet, "Former CNN MoneyLine anchor Lou Dobbs warned Monday morning that it would be a mistake to use last week's cyber-vandalism as a rationale for greater regulation of the Internet." . . .
 
Clinton speaks against Net access taxes  14 February 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Here's a short article on News.com. "I don't think there should be any access or any other kind of discriminatory taxes, from my point of view, ever, on the Internet," Clinton said in an online interview with CNN. . . .
 
FTC Probe Compounds eToys' Woes  14 February 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Online toy giant eToys, Inc. disclosed last week that it has become the subject of an FTC probe into its business practices. The FTC is involved "to determine compliance with the FTC's Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule, which . . .
 
An Introduction to Social Engineering  13 February 2000 
Source: HappyHacker.org -Meinel - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Here is an interesting introduction to social engineering. It includes examples of simple social engineering tricks, stories of massive social engineering campaigns in history, and a section on 'How to keep from being suckered by social engineers.' . . .
 
DoJ Wants $37Mil To Fight Cybercrime  12 February 2000 
Source: Computer Currents - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is requesting $37 million out of its $23.4 million fiscal year 2001 budget to increase funding for protecting the nation's infrastructures against cyberterrorism. . . .
 
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