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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 . . .
 
Watch a hacker work the system  01 April 2001 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Claims of six figure "salaries" earned without ever leaving the bedroom. A hearty supply of "free" computer hardware and a never-ending e-mail inbox full of victims. Credit card accounts "phished" from fake porn sites, or clever e-mails promising "You've got Pictures" . . .
 
Hackers: Corporate security stinks!  30 March 2001 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Companies are paying more attention to safeguarding their digital assets, but the overall state of corporate data security is still poor, said hackers and security experts attending the CanSecWest conference on Thursday. The conference - whose speakers include creators of major . . .
 
Kevin Mitnick's tech obsession  30 March 2001 
Source: USA Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Casual viewers may have noticed Mitnick's mannerisms -- a twitchy lack of poise, inability to look people in the eye, stunted formality in diction and obsessive interest in technology -- but Grandin saw something else: possible signs of Asperger syndrome, or . . .
 
SuSE: Kernel Backdoor (April Fool's Joke)  29 March 2001 
Source: Roman Drahtmueller - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Roman Drahtmüller send this message to the suse-security-announce mailing list in regards to an April Fools joke that some people are taking a little bit too seriously. . .
 
The week in review: The hack is back  24 March 2001 
Source: News.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Internet security returned to the forefront of Web issues this week, with a couple of high-profile hackings, security breaches, and an identity theft that involved the world's biggest software maker. Among the most prominent and potentially destructive were two digital certificates . . .
 
Germans launch $5,000 CeBIT hacker challenge  22 March 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A German computer security firm is inviting hackers to break into its products live at this year's CeBIT computer fair. Wibu will place its reputation on the line by asking a group of "ethical" hackers to crack a file scambled with its encryption technology.. . .
 
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