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Hacking: It's a mad, mad, mad new world  04 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet eWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Several recent news items show that the new era is fast upon us-for example, the hostage-taking of some 55,000 credit card numbers at Creditcard.com. Not long before, a cracker was discovered to have been siphoning money into his bank account from . . .
 
Are we ready for a cyber-UL?  03 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Bruce Schneier's comments on a security Underwriters Laboratory. As always, a well-thought-out commentary well worth reading. " Second, network security is much too hard to test. Again, safes are easy. Breaking into them requires skill but is reasonably straightforward. Modern software . . .
 
Hacker meltdown fails to materalise  03 January 2001 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The widespread fear of a concerted distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack over the holiday season thankfully failed to materialise, but security experts are still at odds over how serious the threat was. Fears about an attack similar to that which . . .
 
Cracker offers defacement service  02 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Web site defacement has come within the reach of everyday Internet users after a computer cracker known for defacing UK Web sites launched a scheme allowing anyone to take part in Web graffiti. The cracker -- known as Evil Angelica -- . . .
 
Clinton Announces U.S. Is Signing International Criminal Court Treaty  01 January 2001 
Source: Cipherwar - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Bill Clinton announced December 31 that the United States is signing the 1998 Rome Treaty on the International Criminal Court, but said he will recommend that President-elect George W. Bush not submit the treaty to the Senate until "fundamental concerns are . . .
 
Think tank warns that Microsoft hack couldpose national security risk  27 December 2000 
Source: ComputerWorld [linuxtoday] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Although Microsoft Corp. has denied that the hacker who penetrated its network in October gained access to any of the company's source code, a recent report by a Washington-based think tank is warning that the compromise may hold grave national security . . .
 
HNS Newsletter #43  26 December 2000 
Source: Help Net-Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This is a newsletter delivered to you by Help Net Security. It covers weekly roundups of security events that were in the news the past week. Visit Help Net Security for the latest security news. Issues covered include general . . .
 
2000 Roundup: Cybercrime goes global  26 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In February, computer hackers demonstrated that even the biggest Internet companies remain vulnerable to basic forms of attack, combining an age-old denial of service technique with new tools to cripple CNN, Amazon, eBay and Yahoo!. In the space . . .
 
Hackers crack Egghead.com  22 December 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Online electronics and computer retailer Egghead.com acknowledged Friday that the company's servers were hacked by network intruders and an undetermined number of credit cards numbers were potentially stolen. "Egghead.com has discovered that a hacker has accessed our computer systems, potentially including . . .
 
King of the hackers  22 December 2000 
Source: Upside - Posted by Chris Pallack   
I met the mysterious Doctor Mudge on the doorstep of Bob Metcalfe's townhouse on Beacon Street in the fashionable Back Bay area of Boston. You've probably heard about Metcalfe -- he invented Ethernet, among other things -- but you might not . . .
 
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