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Linux servers at risk from 'serious' flaw  28 November 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A vulnerability in the most widely used FTP server program for Linux has left numerous sites open to online attackers, a situation worsened when Red Hat mistakenly released information on the flaw early, leaving other Linux companies scrambling to get a fix out.. . .
 
How hack attacks are getting smarter  23 November 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Last month, without much fanfare, Carnegie Mellon University's CERT Coordination Center released a white paper on current trends in denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. While much of the report merely chronicles the alerts and warnings the organization has published over the last two . . .
 
Flaw puts Unix at risk from hackers  23 November 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Jen Olson   
Vendors have been warned that a flaw in Unix could allow hackers to take control of their systems Six vendors including IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems have been alerted about a flaw that could allow hackers to take control of Unix . . .
 
What on earth is? - Hacking  22 November 2001 
Source: VNUNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Can you remember your last hacking experience? Perhaps it was carving a pathway through the Amazonian rain forest during your gap-year trek? Or was it a Sunday morning spent wrestling with the shears in an effort to make your garden-privet resemble . . .
 
Local hacker group plans to go 'legit'  21 November 2001 
Source: inq7.net - Posted by Dave Wreski   
LOCUSTS.ORG, a group of young Filipino hackers, wants to set up a non-profit organization that will help Philippine authorities make the Internet more secure in this country. Composed of students and system administrators currently either doing freelance or full-time work, Locusts.org . . .
 
Top sites vulnerable to hackers  21 November 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Big internet names are vulnerable to a hacker technique despite more than 18 months' worth of warnings, claims a security expert. Security watcher Dave deVitry, of Infigon Technologies, released a shortlist of high-profile sites he claims are still vulnerable to Cross Site Scripting including Citibank, Google, CNet, Oracle, MSNBC and eBay, complete with samples. And yes, some of them do show signs of the vulnerability.. . .
 
Trinux site defaced  16 November 2001 
Source: attrition - Posted by Dave Wreski   
On November 11, 2001, a defacer known as "w00tx0rs" defaced the home page for 'Trinux'. Since the defacement, the site has not responded to any attempts to load the web page.. . .
 
Unix flaw could allow malicious hacking  14 November 2001 
Source: ComputerWeekly.com - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
A vulnerability in a component of a graphical user interface currently shipping with several commercial Unix systems could let a malicious attacker take administrative control of an affected host system. CERT, the US government-backed institute that monitors Internet security, said the . . .
 
Cambridge Students Find Way to Hack Into Banks  09 November 2001 
Source: New York Times - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
Two graduate students have found a way to hack into security systems that protect many banking and e-commerce transactions, Cambridge University said on Thursday. Michael Bond and Richard Clayton, computer science Ph.D. students, developed programs allowing them to hack into an . . .
 
'White Hat' Hackers Threaten Information Anarchy  06 November 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Jen Olson   
Responding to an effort by Microsoft [NASDAQ:MSFT] to squelch the full disclosure of software vulnerabilities, a group of "white hat" hackers is putting out a call to other experts, asking them to deluge software vendors with bug reports. "Let's flood the security department of every vendor with new issues.. . .
 
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