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Three Minutes With Hacker 'Fosdick'  05 April 2001 
Source: PC World - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Fosdick, who goes by various names online, is a 27-year-old hacker who works as a programming engineer. He began hacking at age 10 after his father, a prominent judicial official in the East Coast city where he grew up, bought him . . .
 
A Year Ago: Are they 'hackers'? Or 'crackers'?  05 April 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Nick DeClario   
According to the word police, there's a difference But after 15 years watching the computer elite trying unsuccessfully to enforce a distinction, Henry Kingman has a word of advice: Just give it a rest! . . .
 
The phantom cyber-threat  05 April 2001 
Source: Salon - Posted by Jen Olson   
Are you under 30? If so, jokes former National Security Advisor Anthony Lake in his book "Six Nightmares," chances are you have enough technical know-how to be a cyber-threat. And if you don't, says Lake, you can find everything you need, . . .
 
New Linux worm: 'Adore' makes its appearance  04 April 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
The third Linux virus in almost as many months hit the Internet this week. Known as the Adore worm, the program is designed to create so-called back doors in the security of Linux systems and send information identifying the compromised systems . . .
 
Hacker Speak  03 April 2001 
Source: PC World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Don't know a buffer overflow from a script kiddie? Here's your guide to understanding all the talk about computer security. Hackers and members of the Internet security industry, like workers in other specialty trades, have their own form of shop talk. . . .
 
Start-up offers $10,000 reward to hackers  03 April 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The antivirus industry lambasted e-mail firewall start-up GateKeeper on Monday, after the company announced a reward for any virus writer who can infect a specific computer protected by its product. "It is probably one of the most irresponsible things that someone could do," said Vincent Gullotto, director of the Antivirus Emergency Response Team for security services company Network Associates. . . .
 
New cloaked-code threat to security  02 April 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new technique for disguising programs aimed at cracking corporate networks could raise the stakes in the heated battle between hackers and security experts. During a seminar last week at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, a hacker named "K2" . . .
 
High-profile defacements today  02 April 2001 
Source: Attrition - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Today's been a busy day for defacers. Among the companies defaced today alone are the Walt Disney Company, the Wall St. Journal, Toyota, HSBC, the US Navy, the US Army, World Online, the ASPCA, Mercedes-Benz, and the official web page of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus.. . .
 
Hackers turn to worms  02 April 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Hackers and script-kiddies are increasingly using worms to wreak havoc and make the Internet a much less friendly place Worms that can crack into computer systems, take them over and continue spreading are quickly becoming the rage in . . .
 
OpenHack: Did He Win or Not?  02 April 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
A hacker is claming that he has won Argus' ballyhooed OpenHack III competition by cracking its much-vaunted PitBull security system. Argus concedes the crack, but isn't awarding the promised big cash prize. Systems running Argus' PitBull were offered up as a . . .
 
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