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Concern grows over 'secret' hacking tool  25 June 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Security professionals are concerned that a program used by hackers to exploit a flaw in Microsoft IIS webserver has not been made public. They fear that the hackers are keeping the tool secret in a bid to launch further damaging IIS . . .
Steve Gibson really is off his rocker  25 June 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
My recent column ridiculing security specialist Steve Gibson's claim that raw-socket functionality slated for Windows XP is a major threat attracted more flames than I can hope to post on this page. Briefly, Gibson predicts that the ability of XP's raw . . .
CIA admits: Hackers are beating us  22 June 2001 
Source: Ananova - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The CIA has admitted it is not quick enough to respond a hack attack. The CIA's top technology adviser says hackers are developing techniques quicker than the agency can keep up. Lawrence K Gershwin warned that a terrorist organisation could mount . . .
Will hacking become the new warfare?  22 June 2001 
Source: News.Com - Posted by Derrick Lewis   
Russia and China appear to be developing computer-based tools with the potential to do long-lasting harm to the U.S. economy, a top intelligence official told Congress on Thursday. Such arms will give future foes new leverage over the United States, including . . .
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: - 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.. . .
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