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New Security Software Thinks Like A Hacker  03 February 2001 
Source: Newsbytes - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
Web protection software maker eEye Digital Security said today it has released Retina 3.0, a network guard for the Microsoft Windows NT platform. The company said in a statement that the Retina network security scanner is the first such software application . . .
 
Security Mavens Invaded by Trojan  03 February 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Pete O'Hara   
A popular Web discussion board in which the subject is computer security became the unwitting host of an attack program directed at security consultant firm Network Associates Wednesday night. A cracker posted to the Bugtraq board what he said was a . . .
 
Experts send malicious code to 37,000 users  03 February 2001 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It seems that even the experts get fooled sometimes. A Trojan horse posing as a security tool did just that Wednesday night, when experts at SecurityFocus.com-which moderates the popular Bugtraq security list-sent the mildly malicious code to the list's 37,000 users. . . .
 
Former System Admin. Sentenced  02 February 2001 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A former network administrator for the US District Court in Alaska has been sentenced for launching a series of denial-of-service attacks against a New York District Court Web site. According to information released today by the FBI, Anchorage resident Scott . . .
 
The Wierd and Wonderful World of the LetsBuyIt Savior  01 February 2001 
Source: Symantec - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The 27-year-old Mr Schmitz has emerged as the improbable white knight for the wobbly internet retailer LetsBuyIt.com, promising to invest up to pounds 30m in the loss-making venture. And on even the most cursory of glances, Mr Schmitz has a background . . .
 
Captain Crunch sets up security firm  01 February 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Jen Olson   
Legendary hacking figure Captain Crunch is returning from years of relative obscurity to set himself up as a security consultant. Perhaps the most well known figure in the digital underground besides Kevin Mitnick, John Draper made his name in 1971 when . . .
 
Close calls, but no cracks  29 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet / eWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The dust has settled from the frantic first week of Openhack III, with its heavy traffic and mass of DoS attacks. The second week saw a lot more stability in the site and a bit more frustration from serious hackers still . . .
 
The next security threat: Web applications  29 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
The next wave of hacking schemes focuses on a vulnerable and extremely difficult area to defend: Web applications. Application hacks take advantage of vulnerabilities that normally occur in many HTML pages. A person hacking into a Web page could, for example, . . .
 
From Outlaw to Consultant  29 January 2001 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Jen Olson   
... there may be no tale so poignant as that of John T. Draper, the mythical "phone phreak" who became a national figure in 1971 after being one of the first to discover that a toy whistle in the Cap'n Crunch . . .
 
Web war rages over DVD-cracking site  28 January 2001 
Source: USA Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In a move that free-speech activists hope will be trendsetting, Internet service provider Verio is standing up to the movie industry by refusing to remove a Web site the Motion Picture Association of America says is illegal. Many ISPs, especially smaller . . .
 
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