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Court rules for tougher surveillance standards  16 August 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled yesterday that law enforcement agents seeking to intercept data packets that combine addressing information and the content of communications must meet the higher legal requirements needed for a search warrant. . . .
Online balloting thwarts hackers  16 August 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Pallack   
An electronic balloting service stopped 35 attempts to hack into the Reform Party's presidential nomination process in another successful step toward online voting, Inc. officials said.
FBI, Mounties hunt Internet hackers  15 August 2000 
Source: cnews - Posted by Jen Olson   
RCMP are working with the FBI to track down computer hackers who overloaded an Edmonton-based Internet service provider yesterday, denying access to some customers. Edmonton RCMP found the "denial of service" attack on OA Group Inc.'s server that barred subscribers . . .
Feds shape cyberwarning strategy  15 August 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Jen Olson   
Under pressure from Congress to better coordinate the government's response to computer viruses and other cyberattacks, the National Security Council has developed a plan outlining roles and responsibilities for federal cybersecurity organizations.
Wiretapping, You, and the Government.  14 August 2000 
Source: Wired News - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Oscar S. Cisneros writes: "A new government-approved standard for telecommunications equipment violates the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures, critics say. The standard, released in updated form last week by the Telecommunication Industry Association, instructs telecommunications hardware manufacturers on . . .
Infosec education needs revamping, professor warns  14 August 2000 
Posted by Chris Pallack   
A report to be published this year by one of the nation's top educators in information systems and security warns that the current system of higher education cannot support the demand for information assurance professionals and calls for a revolutionary change . . .
Web stakeout  14 August 2000 
Source: - Posted by Chris Pallack   
As unlikely as it may sound, lawyers and computer security experts agree on one thing: When it comes to determining what's legal and what's not on the information superhighway, there are more questions than answers. And the shortage of clear-cut legal . . .
Another massive Net attack looming?  12 August 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Do you think there should be network security standards set by the government? According to MSNBC "insurance companies and the security industry are considering quasi-government regulation to try to compel Internet firms to take basic security steps." This was . . .
Hackers won't give Pentagon a break  11 August 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
U.S. Defense Department pleas to computer hackers to quit mischief-making appear to be falling largely on deaf ears, making spotting potential national security threats more difficult, a top Pentagon expert says.. . .
UPDATE : FBI not ready to disclose details of Carnivore  10 August 2000 
Source: SecurityInformer - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has informed a U.S. congressman who is seeking information about an e-mail sniffer program known as Carnivore that the agency is not ready to release details about the system.. . .
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