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Cypherpunk's Free Speech Defense  09 April 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
Jim Bell took the witness stand in federal court on Friday to argue he was attempting to document illegal behavior, not stalk government agents. Bell described his electronic research last year -- which the Justice Department says led federal agents to . . .
 
Cybersleuths find growing role in fighting crime  08 April 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Using data-mining and tracking software so powerful that they once qualified as government secrets, she found what the directors were looking for. The Securities and Exchange Commission was notified and criminal indictments against several executives followed. Haworth, who runs Deloitte & . . .
 
Answering a CEO's penetrating question  07 April 2001 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Nick DeClario   
"Don't worry, Boss, our security is solid." "How can you be sure? Have we ever tested it?" Suddenly, you're faced with the delicate task of finding someone to do a coherent penetration test on your enterprise. But where do you begin? . . .
 
On getting cracked and recovering with NMAP  05 April 2001 
Source: LinuxWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you first suspect that your site has been cracked is similar to the feeling you get when you first discover your house has been broken into. It is a sickening sense of muted outrage.. . .
 
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. . . .
 
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