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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 . . .
 
Anti-Hacking premiums 25% higher for Win NT  18 April 2001 
Source: The Register - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An insurance policy against hacker-inflicted damage costs 25 per cent more for companies using Windows NT. This is because "there are so many security holes in Microsoft products", John Wurzler, of Wurzler underwriting managers, told us today. Wurzler's stance could be . . .
 
From Teen Hackers to Job Hunters  17 April 2001 
Source: Washington Post - Posted by Dave Wreski   
At age 3, Patrick Roanhouse got his first computer. At 7, he figured out how to construct a modem out of scrap parts. By 14, he was running around cyberspace under the alias "Anarchist" and working up all sorts of havoc. Then he met the 2600 Club.. . .
 
Hack attacks: Who's to blame?  16 April 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Malicious intruders, corporate espionage and uneducated employees all contribute to make "network security" almost an oxymoron in today's wired world, four security experts agreed at the RSA Data Security Conference. But the lack of security on corporate networks and the Internet . . .
 
The Hacker Did Us a Favor  13 April 2001 
Source: TechTV - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
"CyberCrime's" cohost asks if hackers help make the Internet more secure. "Aren't you angry that someone broke into a computer system and downloaded your personal information?" I asked Gould. He replied, with a slight grin, "No, not really. I think in this particular case the hacker did us a favor." Gould blames the University of Washington rather than the hacker. . . .
 
Cracks Happen; Protect Thyself  11 April 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
The various seminars and exhibits at the computer security show here occupy not only an entire wing of the Moscone Convention Center, but also the 15 movie theaters across the street at Sony's Metreon entertainment complex. The RSA Conference is huge; . . .
 
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