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Hackers v. Hollywood, the Sequel  01 May 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Music industry lawyers plan to tell a federal appeals court that a DVD-descrambling program is primarily useful to hackers and should be outlawed. On Tuesday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in this high-profile lawsuit, which has . . .
 
Rebels with a cause  01 May 2001 
Source: Toronto Star - Posted by Jen Olson   
Cryptography is one of many topics covered at the annual network security conference known as Rubi Con, where hackers - yes, those kids who try to break through security into computer systems - and security professionals give presentations, and learn from . . .
 
Cyberwar with China: Self-fulfilling Prophecy  30 April 2001 
Source: Attrition - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A recent Wired News article warns the cyber-going public of an impending "week-long all-out crack attack on American websites and networks" by Chinese hackers during the first week of May. The logic? May 1st is "May Day" celebrated in China, May 4th is "Youth Day" in China (all those Chinese script kiddies will be feeling wholly patriotic) and May 7th is the anniversary of the US "accidental" bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade.. . .
 
Delinquent hackers aim at law reform  24 April 2001 
Source: Lexis-Nexis - Posted by Jen Olson   
Demonized by the media as "cyber juvenile delinquents"wreaking havoc on the Internet, hackers view themselves as neither young nor intent on havoc. They are crusading to bring public attention to two areas of needed law reform: the quality and safety of software.. . .
 
SDMI cracks revealed  23 April 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Nick DeClario   
The academic cracker crew led by Princeton University Computer Science Professor Edward Felten, which answered the HackSDMI public challenge of last September with 'unqualified' results, has received veiled threats of criminal prosecution under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) from the SDMI Foundation in hopes that the team will be cowed into withholding what it's learned from an upcoming computer science conference.. . .
 
Back to school to learn to hack: Day II  23 April 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The second in a three-part series on hacking school. "I come in this morning expecting the second day to be much like the first: interesting, but not overly taxing. Boy, am I off base! This day is devoted to . . .
 
Tool suggests rise of new breed of hacker  23 April 2001 
Source: ZDNet / eWeek - Posted by Jen Olson   
Well, thanks to lax security by vendors and network administrators, not to mention an underground network of devious and talented souls churning out user-friendly cracking tools, it's never been easier. The latest such tool to hit the Internet is called SMBRelay, . . .
 
Back to school to learn to hack  20 April 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
How do you predict the actions of a criminal? Get into his or her head, work out what makes them tick and learn the techniques they have at their disposal. Many solutions providers are launching security practices to . . .
 
£35,000 for hackers to crack Web server  19 April 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A live hacking competition that begins tomorrow in London is intended to publicise the UK's lackadaisical attitude to security. Computer hackers from around the world are being invited to break into a locked-down Web server for £35,000, in a competition launched for to publicise Britain's largest security conference, Infosec. . . .
 
'Sandboxing' Technology Can Stifle Hackers  19 April 2001 
Source: Planet IT - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Forget the popular myth of the teen hacker. An older, more sophisticated hacker is out there, spreading malicious code disguised as files and standard Internet apps into corporate networks. IT managers can take every precaution-blocking inappropriate and suspicious websites, rejecting Visual . . .
 
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