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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; . . .
 
Hacking group spills the beans  11 April 2001 
Source: vnunet - Posted by Jen Olson   
vnunet talks to hacking group World of Hell. What's your motivation for hacking? Personal, political, to prove a point about security issues or just for fame/infamy? Rubix: Well, I myself am 'hacking' to get media attention, and would be known in . . .
 
Meet the `cyber avengers'  09 April 2001 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Jen Olson   
Kris Haworth, head of the computer forensics lab at Deloitte and Touche in San Francisco, runs one of a growing number of private forensics labs. Kris Haworth pounded away at her keyboard, navigating a labyrinth of computer data in her search . . .
 
Hacking for fun, not profit, mischief  09 April 2001 
Source: I.T. - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Baker, a 24year old systems programmer, is part of a group of computer experts who spend their free time trying to figure out potential Internet security threats to large networks. Over the last year, Baker's hobby has led him to technology . . .
 
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 . . .
 
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