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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 . . .
 
Teen plot to overthow the Internet?  14 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A group of teen and young adult computer hackers allegedly planned an international conspiracy in which they hoped to ``take down the Internet'' on New Year's Eve, federal agents in Los Angeles said on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said . . .
 
Wireless spam: How can it be stopped?  14 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In our wireless world, can solicitors find you anywhere within cell range if you have a data-ready wireless phone turned on? Internet users have for years been complaining about unwanted email, or spam, with messages that promise everything from quick cash . . .
 
'Pimpshiz' speaks--with pride  13 January 2001 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
The law appears to have caught up with "Pimpshiz," the hacker allegedly responsible for defacing some 200 Web sites last year with pro-Napster graffiti. On Friday, police investigating the Web site break-ins confirmed they had searched the Pleasant Hill, Calif., home . . .
 
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