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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.. . .
 
PDAs increasingly vulnerable to hackers  16 August 2001 
Source: News.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Handheld computers are increasingly vulnerable to hacker attacks and should not be trusted to store "any critical or confidential information," security experts warned Thursday. Peiter Zatko, chief scientist and a vice president of @Stake, a Cambridge, Mass.-based security-engineering firm, and Joe . . .
 
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 . . .
 
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