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Hackers of a Different Color  12 February 2001 
Source: Albuquerque Journal - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
Some are pranksters. Like the group known as "scriptx," which cracked into a Web site two weeks ago only to post a picture of a jolly fat man wearing nothing but a Santa hat and a smile. Some are Romeos. A . . .
 
University Computers Remain Hacker Havens  12 February 2001 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
"Why were universities so involved in these attacks? Because they're naked," said Stephen Northcutt, head of the SANS Institute's Global Incident Analysis Center in Bethesda, Md. "They're sitting out there on the Internet with no firewalls or anything." So naked are . . .
 
The Greatest Hacks of All Time  06 February 2001 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
The recent spate of security breaches and e-mail invasions including Monday's news trilogy -- the World Economic Forum hack, the JavaScript email wiretapping scare, and the hole discovered in the protocol that is supposed to secure data transmitted wirelessly -- recalls . . .
 
Cyberlawyer: Hackers are people, too!  03 February 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Jennifer Granick is a well-known figure within the hacker community. She helped Kevin Poulsen navigate his return to using computers after the convicted hacker came out of jail. Granick is now defending Jerome Heckenkamp, the 21-year-old Los Alamos National Laboratory employee . . .
 
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 . . .
 
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