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US praises DeCSS non-publication decision  23 February 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Nick DeClario   
In an appeals court filing, the US government praises a lower-court ruling that bans the hacker magazine from posting the DeCSS decryption code Uncle Sam is siding with the movie industry in a case that prevents a magazine from . . .
 
Man pleads `self defense' after hacking  23 February 2001 
Source: Taipei Times - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) yesterday referred to prosecutors a computer engineer who allegedly hacked into a computer server in what he called "self-defense." The Hsinchu computer engineer, surnamed Fan (­S), said he thought that the other side attacked his computer . . .
 
Hackers deemed terrorists under new U.K. law  20 February 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Hackers now have a new tag in the U.K.: cyberterrorists. Under the Terrorism Act 2000, enacted into law beginning Monday, people who endanger lives through the manipulation of public computer systems will be punished under the anti-terrorism law as would any . . .
 
Funding planned for NSA and CIA to enable them to keep up with technology  20 February 2001 
Source: TechTV - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Senior lawmakers who conduct oversight of US intelligence programs say modernizing technology at the National Security Agency (NSA) and beefing up the CIA's spy network are priorities this year. "Funding NSA for this year and in the future is a . . .
 
Hackers become terrorists under new law  19 February 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Computer hackers could be classed as terrorists under a UK law that came into force today. The Terrorism Act 2000 is designed to prevent dissident political groups from using the UK as a base for terrorism and recognises a . . .
 
U.S. representatives mount attack on spam  18 February 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Jen Olson   
A bill designed to give consumers and ISPs greater control over a flood of unwanted e-mail, commonly known as spam, was introduced Wednesday by the same U.S. representatives who sponsored the legislation in the last Congress.. . .
 
Intrusion detection rules drafted  16 February 2001 
Source: FCW - Posted by Jen Olson   
The National Institute of Standards and Technology released Monday new draft guidance on intrusion-detection systems, outlining all the factors agencies need to consider when integrating these security systems into their networks. The guidance is part of a series of special . . .
 
Who better to test privacy software than the world's spies?  13 February 2001 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Jen Olson   
How's this for a curious pairing? Stephen Hsu and his partners at SafeWeb Inc. launch a Web site offering the utmost in Internet privacy - and then hook up with the notoriously intrusive Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA, in this case, wants to use a SafeWeb program to mask its own movements on the Internet, so it can gather information incognito.. . .
 
Bush weighs future of computer security office  13 February 2001 
Source: GovExec - Posted by Jen Olson   
The Bush administration is reviewing whether to continue the operations of the government office that coordinates critical infrastructure policy, according to the head of the office, which is slated for termination this fall. John Tritak, director of the Critical Infrastructure . . .
 
FBI dumps Carnivore - but in name only  12 February 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
The FBI has dressed its online wolf in sheep's clothing, changing the name of its controversial email surveillance system -- known up until now as Carnivore. Carnivore now goes by the less beastly moniker of DCS1000, drawn from the . . .
 
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