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Hackers Still Can Wreak Net Havoc  21 January 2001 
Source: CRN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Internet world stood still this past summer when hackers launched denial-of-service attacks on Yahoo, Amazon and other high-profile Web sites, effectively shutting them down. Today, months after the attacks, the Internet is no better protected, security experts say. "A lot . . .
 
Counterspy  21 January 2001 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two hot new weapons are "honey pots" and tracers. A honey pot is a fake server set up to trap the unwitting intruder. Once inside, an alarm is tripped and the hacker's every keystroke, method of entry and manner of attack . . .
 
Copy protection on Whistler easily cracked  20 January 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Whistler's copy protection is by no means uncrackable, according to various of The Register's shady sources. The hardware-locked key system currently shipping with the Whistler beta seems to be fairly easy to get around, and the inconvenience of the system - . . .
 
Internet worm squirms into Linux servers  18 January 2001 
Source: CNET - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
When trying to infect Red Hat 6.2 systems, the worm will use the RPC.statd and wu-FTP flaws, according to an analysis completed by Daniel Martin, a Debian Linux developer. RPC.statd is one of several services that a Linux server can run . . .
 
Hackers' video technology goes open source  17 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
DivX has been touted by some as the technology that could do for video online what MP3 did for music. The technology itself doesn't allow hackers to break through the anti-copying protections on DVDs. But used in conjunction with technologies that . . .
 
Tech firms form alliance against hackers  16 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some of the biggest names in technology, including bitter rivals Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp., are forming a private alliance to share sensitive information about cyber-attacks and vulnerabilities in their software and hardware products, which are used by much of the . . .
 
Besieged and busy  15 January 2001 
Source: Lawrence Journal-World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Worried about hackers, companies flock to computer security firms to lock out dangers. If it's not a group of tech-savvy malcontents cracking into Internet powerhouses like Amazon and eBay, it's a smart-aleck Filipino kid scripting an e-mail virus, just because he . . .
 
Computer security company to hackers: Bring it on  15 January 2001 
Source: CNN - Posted by Chris Pallack   
OpenHack III, a computer-hacking contest sponsored by eWeek magazine, will feature some stiff competition when it opens Monday. In one corner is Savoy, Illinois-based Argus Systems Group, maker of a computer security product called PitBull that the company claims is virtually . . .
 
Group Says It Beat Music Security but Can't Reveal How  15 January 2001 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Jen Olson   
As part of an industry competition to test the security of a digital music copyright protection system developed by a group of entertainment and technology companies, Professor Felten was part of a group that says it successfully disabled the system. But . . .
 
U.S.-based computer security company to host computer-hacking contest  15 January 2001 
Source: Canada.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Ladies and gentlemen, start your modems. OpenHack III, a computer-hacking contest sponsored by eWeek magazine, will feature some stiff competition when it opens Monday. In one corner is Savoy, Ill.-based Argus Systems Group, maker of a computer security product called PitBull . . .
 
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