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High-tech vigilantes face legal threat  10 May 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Companies should be wary of carrying our counter attacks against hackers, even despite the fact that they still cannot rely on police for help. Companies cannot rely on the police to protect them from computer crime, but . . .
Linux is a soft touch for hackers  08 May 2001 
Source: ComputerWeekly - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Poor configuration of Linux servers by inexperienced administrators is making the open source operating system a far easier target for hackers than Windows 2000. Windows is generally regarded as less secure than Linux but Chris Klaus, founder and chief technology officer at Internet Security Systems (ISS), warns that the open source system is increasingly being targeted.. . .
Hacker group launches anti-MPAA Web site  07 May 2001 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Responding to the movie industry's efforts to ban controversial DVD-cracking software, a group called the South Bend Hacker's Club has launched a Web site that offers free downloads of the encryption-breaking code. The site, located at, includes vitriolic criticisms of . . .
Hackers for hire  07 May 2001 
Source: IT-Director - Posted by Jen Olson   
One such hazard is the ever-mushrooming market in "hackers for hire". In essence these are the IT equivalent of the Dogs of War, mercenaries with IT skills. Internet adverts for these are growing and the 'services' that they offer are wide ranging enough to cause every security manager to loose sleep.. . .
Using an SSH Client through the Corporate Firewall on the telnet port  03 May 2001 
Source: LinuxNews - Posted by Jen Olson   
Most corporations allow users to access the outside world for HTTP, FTP & Telnet. However, access via "Secure Shell" is often blocked (as was my situation in Corporate America). There is a work-around that is pretty easy.. . .
The mixture of hacker and activist is a myth  03 May 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Hacktivism is a bastardization of the words hack and activism. In truth, it's neither. Rather, it has become a cheapjack pseudo-politically hip moniker for the activities of apolitical teenage miscreants devoid of talent, creativity and passion. The recent blast of media . . .
FBI's cyber-cops warn of "significant rise" in Unix exploits  02 May 2001 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Jen Olson   
Malicious hackers have scanned literally millions of Unix-based computer networks of late in search of a particular printer program and network protocol that can be exploited to gain complete control over affected systems, federal computer security experts warned Monday.. . .
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.. . .
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