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50 hackers to take part in server-cracking contest  16 August 2001 
Source: The Nation - Posted by Jen Olson   
Hackers will be challenged to penetrate a variety of computer networks early next month with no threat of punishment if they are successful, a network security firm said yesterday. Parinya Homanek, managing director of Net En Tel Co Ltd, said the . . .
 
Socking It To Microsoft, One Last Time  15 August 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In a final effort to sway Microsoft, a security researcher has released a new tool that he says proves Windows XP is unsafe. Steve Gibson, president of Gibson Research Corporation, today posted on his Web site a free utility called SocketToMe. . . .
 
Hackers hit Los Alamos public information site  14 August 2001 
Source: NW Fusion - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Hackers trying to beat government security on the public information Web site of the Los Alamos National Laboratory instead succeeded primarily in denying chemistry students access to a free posting of the periodic table. A hacking group that calls itself Poisonbox . . .
 
Net security experts carve up Code Red II worm over dinner  07 August 2001 
Source: Silicon Valley - Posted by Jen Olson   
A group of high-powered Internet security experts took their laptops to dinner on Saturday and between courses began analyzing the virulent new worm that now threatens the Web, the researcher who hosted the gathering said Monday. Analysts from Microsoft, Symantec, Computer . . .
 
Brian Martin speaks about Attrition defacement  01 August 2001 
Source: infoguerra - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Attrition.org, a Web site that leaped into world fame for its mirror defacement section, went through a couple of eventful moments this year. The first occasion was one of its own making, with the decision to discontinue the presentation of mirrors, . . .
 
Legal Battle Brewing Over Release of Telnet Exploit?  30 July 2001 
Source: Internetnews [LinuxToday] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
On Tuesday, the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) issued an advisory that servers running the Berkeley Software Design (BSD) operating system were vulnerable to the flaw. But less attention has been paid to a possible legal battle brewing behind the scenes between TESO and a prominent security mailing list owned by security firm SecurityFocus.com. . . .
 
Attrition.org Defaced  28 July 2001 
Source: Attrition - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The defacer known as 'Fluffy Bunny' defaced Attrition.org this morning around 7am MDT. S/he replaced the main page with a single image. S/he is recently known for defacing the SANS Institute (www.sans.org), Exodus Communications Security Page (www.security.exodus.net), Apache, SourceForge, Stileproject and no doubt others.. . .
 
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.. . .
 
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