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What hackers can teach you about security  20 June 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Malicious users worldwide have graduated beyond interrupting the bidding at eBay with distributed denial-of-service attacks--that's just low-hanging fruit. These days, hackers are more sophisticated and much more ambitious. They're gunning for the very infrastructure of our society by targeting government agencies, . . .
 
Hacker vigilantes strike back  19 June 2001 
Source: IDG - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
With the rapid increase in security breaches leaving law enforcement struggling to keep up, some organizations are taking the law into their own hands and punishing hackers themselves. Striking back at hackers with, for example, denial of service attacks is a . . .
 
Ultimate in Internet security or anti-hacker hype?  19 June 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
A security firm headed by a former KGB agent has come under fire for claims its forthcoming products provide the ultimate solution to computer security problems. Invicta Networks, is developing security products that attempt to foil cracking attacks by using constantly . . .
 
Hackers Aim at Computer Security Sites  14 June 2001 
Source: Newsfactor - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
One expert said computer security companies are likely hacker targets simply because they claim they can provide security. A Web defacement group active in the U.S.-China hacker conflict earlier this year has turned its sights on computer security firms, hitting . . .
 
Hackers Hit Computers Running Calif.'s Power Grid  10 June 2001 
Source: Boston.com - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
A computer system that controls much of the flow of electricity across California was under siege from hackers for at least 17 days during the height of the state's ongoing power crisis, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The cyber attack . . .
 
SourceForge, Apache hacker: Nothing personal  08 June 2001 
Source: Securityfocus - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
With the sniffer, Fluffy Bunny captured logon IDs and passwords for other sites, then installed Trojan horses at each new site. Exodus declined to comment on Fluffy Bunny's claims. Fluffy said that he did not write his own exploits, he merely took advantage of known bugs with existing exploit code.. . .
 
Scientists Sue to Publish Piracy Paper  06 June 2001 
Source: Reuters - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
A team of academics asked a federal court Wednesday for permission to publicly reveal how they cracked an anti-piracy technology backed by the music industry. Princeton University researchers headed by professor Edward Felten filed the challenge in order to present their . . .
 
A Matter of Trust: How Apache.org Was Compromised  06 June 2001 
Source: SecurityPortal - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
As you've probably heard by now, Apache.org was broken into last week, and the system was compromised. How this happened is much more interesting then your usual "known hole in an old piece of software" scenario (although this was the final . . .
 
Desirable Undesirables  05 June 2001 
Source: Business 2.0 - Posted by Jen Olson   
They're a brash, fun-loving lot who revel in their notoriety as two-time champions of Capture the Flag, the Daytona 500 of the computer underground. They also enjoy a measure of renown as hosts of a celebrated bacchanal-a combination trivia contest and . . .
 
Cowboy cracker nails Apache  01 June 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
The cracker who broke into the Web servers of open source development site SourceForge has broken cover to boast of his exploits, and brag he also compromised the systems of the Apache project. Fluffy Bunny defaced a Web site (themes.org) to . . .
 
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