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XP Cracks Appear Before Product  05 September 2001 
Source: Wired.com - 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: Linux.com - 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.. . .
 
Hacker sneaks into Visa credit-card site; might have compromised data  17 August 2001 
Source: Lexis-Nexis - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
A computer hacker is lurking in cyberspace, targeting Visa credit- and debit-card holders. Until Wednesday, Richard Sieberg had owned a Visa card for three years without any security problems. 'Gardiner Savings Institution called me and said that my Visa had been . . .
 
CyberCrime Help  17 August 2001 
Source: Tech TV - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
Cyberspace can be an exciting place these days. But, unfortunately, it can also be a dangerous place, especially if you're unaware of the dangers and how to protect yourself. So we at "CyberCrime" thought we'd offer some tips and ideas for staying safe online.. . .
 
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