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Linux based Trojan gets a closer look  10 September 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
In light of the interest in the recently discovered Linux based Remote Shell Trojan, has uncovered more details of the worm's functionality in a bid to dispel any fear, uncertainty and doubt. Security experts analysing the Trojan have said that . . .
New Unix worm could be next Code Red  10 September 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new Internet worm designed to attack a common flaw in Unix systems has been confirmed dead, but security experts are warning that the self-propagating worm could be the next Code Red. The X.C worm exploits a newly discovered hole in the telnet service that is run on most Unix systems.. . .
XP Cracks Appear Before Product  05 September 2001 
Source: - Posted by Jen Olson   
In Microsoft's battle against software piracy, the first round goes to pirates, even though the starting bell hasn't even rung yet. Microsoft's new operating system, Windows XP, won't be in stores for another seven weeks, but pirated copies are already floating . . .
Study: Many UK businesses prey to cybercrime  31 August 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Jen Olson   
Cybercrime is on the rise in the UK and for the first time, those businesses that are hit by hacks are more likely to be attacked by hackers from outside of the company instead of inside, according to a study published Wednesday by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).. . .
US government re-issues telnet warning  31 August 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Jen Olson   
A warning has been re-issued by the National Infrastructure Protection Centre (NIPC) about a vulnerability in the telnet daemon program following "numerous reports" of intruders exploiting the hole. The NIPC, part of the US government, also fears that users may face . . .
Hack attacks on home PCs increase  29 August 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Home PCs are coming under increasing threat from intruders, and those on broadband connections are the most vulnerable, according to CERT The last three months have seen a significant rise in so-called intruder attacks directed at home users, . . .
Teaching job for hacker  27 August 2001 
Source: NZ Herald - Posted by Jen Olson   
Computer hacker Andrew Garrett will teach "mature members of the community" basic computer and internet surfing skills, following his sentencing for computer-related crimes.. . .
Hackers' bonfire of the vanities  27 August 2001 
Source: IT - Posted by Jen Olson   
It's all in a night's work at HAL2001, Europe's largest open-air hacking festival. Wireless networks were a favorite toy of the estimated 3000 hackers, crackers and boffins at this year's festival, held this month on the grounds of the University of Twente, in the Netherlands.. . .
Is prosecuting hackers worth the bother?  22 August 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Nick DeClario   
When you've been hacked, it's wise to evaluate the damage done before calling in the Feds, San Diego Supercomputer Center Security Manager Tom Perrine explained during the tenth annual USENIX Security Symposium in Washington last week, during a talk entitled "Cops . . .
Using Credit Cards Online, Are you Safe?  17 August 2001 
Source: - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Every year millions of dollars are lost to credit card fraud. Just who is supposed to be held responsible for all this stuff? The online shopping sites, the end user or your over friendly neighbour? In this article, I shall talk about the detailed anatomy of a credit card, the loop holes of some of the online shopping sites and a few other details.. . .
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