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Hacking Vegas at Black Hat and DEF CON: One Geek's Experience  28 July 2001 
Source: Linux Journal - Posted by Dave Wreski   
DEF CON, which began as a relatively small get-together for members of the IS underground, has grown in recent years to become the world's largest and most publicized annual gathering of the diverse groups that comprise Information Systems Security. But despite . . .
 
Hats off to the hackers  26 July 2001 
Source: The Guardian - Posted by Nick DeClario   
A delegate hacked the conference network and was given an award. This is typical of the Defcon conference which attracts enthusiasts and saboteurs alike, says Simon Edwards. The crowds that descended on Las Vegas's casinos, strip clubs and all-you-can-eat restaurants last weekend were a little different from the norm. They were a little more troublesome, too.. . .
 
Hackers Pounce On New Telnet Hole  25 July 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
A newly discovered vulnerability affecting many UNIX-based computers is providing fertile ground for Web site attackers. Since a buffer overflow bug in the Telnet program shipped with most operating systems built on code from Berkeley Software Design Inc. was publicized last week, hundreds of Web sites running the operating system have been defaced.. . .
 
Cable internet security blown wide open  25 July 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Millions of people accessing the internet through broadband cable connections risk having their computers taken over by malicious hackers, vnunet.com can exclusively reveal. Israeli Security Company Checkpoint revealed today that the devastating security vulnerability is caused by the shared architecture of . . .
 
AntiOffline founder reports to jail  24 July 2001 
Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
Jesus Oquendo, aka Sil, who maintains the quirky site AntiOffline, has been convicted of computer trespass and eavesdropping, sentenced to 27 months in a minimum security federal jail and ordered to pay $96,385 in restitution. He reports on Monday to serve . . .
 
AntiOffline founder reports to Club Fed  22 July 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Jesus Oquendo, aka Sil, who maintains the quirky site AntiOffline, has been convicted of computer trespass and eavesdropping and sentenced to 27 months in a minimum security federal jail and ordered to pay $96,385 in restitution. He reports on Monday to . . .
 
Hacker Arrest Stirs Protest  19 July 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
When the FBI arrested a Russian programmer this week on charges of criminal copyright violations, the government unwittingly ignited a powder keg of outrage. Web pages immediately sprouted to demand the release of Dmitry Sklyarov, who was visiting the United States . . .
 
'Hack in a box' tool emerges at Def Con  18 July 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Argentinian security firm Core-SDI created a storm of controversy when it unveiled an 'intelligent' hacking tool which automates system penetration. The as yet unnamed tool, showcased at the Def Con and Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, is capable of scanning . . .
 
FBI nabs Russian expert at Def Con  17 July 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
The FBI took a Russian encryption expert into custody Monday at his hotel in Las Vegas for publishing software that cracks a variety of methods used to secure e-books and thus, according to the bureau, violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. . . .
 
Lapse At SANS May Have Been Self-Inflicted  17 July 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Procedural mistakes, and not some new security bug, were likely the cause of the defacement last week of the Web site of the SANS Institute, according to sources close to the organization. The computer security research and education group restored its Web site Sunday evening, after its home page was replaced Friday by an attacker using the name "Fluffi Bunni.". . .
 
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