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EPIC: Carnivore not as selective as FBI said  20 November 2000 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Carnivore, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's e-mail surveillance software, is capable of capturing "all unfiltered traffic," despite assurances from the FBI this summer that the program only captures e-mails going to people on whom the FBI has a warrant.. . .
 
Denial of Service Attacks Planned For Christmas - ISS  19 November 2000 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
X-Force, the research and development (R&D) team of Internet Security Systems (ISS), has warned that hackers are planning an online attack-fest this coming Christmas. The attacks, if they occur, will take the form of distributed denial of service (DDOS) invasions, a . . .
 
EDS devises package to pre-empt hackers  17 November 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Services giant EDS last week said it knew about recent denial-of-service attacks two months before they happened, and had even identified the tools the crackers were planning to use. Speaking in Las Vegas before the launch of new EDS . . .
 
Bug-hunters say security holes go unheeded  17 November 2000 
Source: ZDNet Asia - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Experts say companies are failing to respond to security alerts, describing the laissez-faire -- or just plain lazy -- attitude as 'irresponsible.' Major software firms may be neglecting security vulnerabilities and putting their users at serious risk, according to bug-hunters at . . .
 
EDS devises package to pre-empt hackers  17 November 2000 
Source: ZDNET UK - Posted by Jen Olson   
Big-mouthed hackers to come a cropper Services giant EDS last week said it knew about recent denial-of-service attacks two months before they happened, and had even identified the tools the crackers were planning to use. Speaking in Las Vegas . . .
 
Hackers Deface Policy.com As 'Public Service  16 November 2000 
Source: ComputerUser.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Politics Web site Policy.com late this morning was cracked by unknown assailants who replaced the home page with one of their own, and told the site's operators that they did it to alert Policy.com to its own security vulnerabilities, and not . . .
 
Mass Xmas hack plan exposed  16 November 2000 
Source: vnunet.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Internet security researchers have warned that hackers are planning to launch internet-based denial of service (DoS) attacks on web retailers over the Christmas period.
 
Hackers' Tricks to Avoid Detection  14 November 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hackers are not only clever in how they invade servers; they are also devious in how they disguise their attacks. Malicious attackers use a variety of evasive techniques, which we will examine in this column so that we, as . . .
 
Should You Strike Back?  14 November 2000 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
There's a war brewing in cyberspace. Make that a Netwar, so dubbed in Countering the New Terrorism, a book published last year by The RAND Corp., a Santa Monica, Calif.-based nonprofit research group formed during World War II.. . .
 
Web War: When Point and Shoot Becomes Point and Click  14 November 2000 
Source: PostNet.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The online world has entered a new phase. At first it was a combination playground, library and meeting house for scientists and soldiers, an inviolate virtual world. Companies later tried to turn it into a mall. Now, it's becoming a borderless . . .
 
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