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Too Much Focus On Hackers, Warns Security Expert  02 July 2001 
Source: SiliconValley - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Traditional security education is not working because most employees forget the most important rules at the most critical time." However, some companies may be focusing too much attention on external threats such as hackers, and ignoring the serious insider threats from . . .
 
Hackers force business to muster the experts  02 July 2001 
Source: Fairfax IT - Posted by Jen Olson   
Seemingly endless reports of new security breaches confirm that the mortar holding together the business world's walls of security is well and truly crumbling. But with e-business continuing to gain momentum, the inescapable burden of information security is . . .
 
So You Wanna Be a Hacker  29 June 2001 
Source: Tech TV - Posted by Dave Wreski   
If you want to stop hackers from invading your network, first you've got to invade their minds. That's the lesson the "white hat" hackers at Foundstone want network administrators to learn. A security consulting firm based in Irvine, California, Foundstone teaches . . .
 
Cheese: If it's good (worm), let it be!  29 June 2001 
Source: FreeOS - Posted by Nick DeClario   
System administrators worldwide recently reported signs that another self-spreading program, or worm, had started to infect Linux systems. The worm's existence has given rise to two schools of thought. One, which feels that the worm will help in securing the system . . .
 
One man's fight against computer hackers  28 June 2001 
Source: Lexis-Nexis / NPR - Posted by Chris Pallack   
An interview with Steve Gibson and his recent experiences with a distributed denial of service attack. " As the Internet has become easier to use, it's also become easier to hack. It used to require serious computer expertise to shut down a Web site or launch a virus. Now it's easy. All a hacker needs is the right tools to cause online mayhem.. . .
 
Hacker tracking site falls prey to ThePike  27 June 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A hacker going by the name of ThePike yesterday defaced Alldas.de - a site that tracks Web site defacements... A well-known Web site that tracks defacements on other sites by hackers such as PoizonB0x was itself defaced yesterday by . . .
 
Alldas.de Defacement Mirror .. Defaced  27 June 2001 
Source: Attrition / jericho - Posted by Jen Olson   
On Tuesday June 26, 2001, a hacker named 'ThePike' managed to deface the European defacement mirror Alldas.de. Visitors to the site saw a modified news banner on the left side saying "ALLDAS GOT CRACKED! READ IT HERE". . . .
 
Concern grows over 'secret' hacking tool  25 June 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Security professionals are concerned that a program used by hackers to exploit a flaw in Microsoft IIS webserver has not been made public. They fear that the hackers are keeping the tool secret in a bid to launch further damaging IIS . . .
 
Steve Gibson really is off his rocker  25 June 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
My recent column ridiculing security specialist Steve Gibson's claim that raw-socket functionality slated for Windows XP is a major threat attracted more flames than I can hope to post on this page. Briefly, Gibson predicts that the ability of XP's raw . . .
 
CIA admits: Hackers are beating us  22 June 2001 
Source: Ananova - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The CIA has admitted it is not quick enough to respond a hack attack. The CIA's top technology adviser says hackers are developing techniques quicker than the agency can keep up. Lawrence K Gershwin warned that a terrorist organisation could mount . . .
 
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