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A good year for the bad guys  13 December 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
One year ago, computer hacking still seemed a novelty to most Americans. So what if the White House Web site could be defaced? But this year, computer criminals crept into everyday life. Now we know they have the power to shut . . .
 
Programmers fight government with M-o-o-t OS  11 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Chris Pallack   
A team of cryptography experts plan to combat government email surveillance plans through a new super-secure operating system dubbed M-o-o-t. The fedgling project has the backing of top cryptographers and is designed to tackle the Regulation of Investigatory . . .
 
the fifth estate  11 December 2000 
Source: cbc.ca - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In its investigative documentary, Hackers, the fifth estate explores the inherent tension between the convenience and speed with which people conduct their personal, social and corporate affairs via the internet, and the high price in personal security exacted by the technology . . .
 
Companies strike back at mobile hacks  10 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hackers beware! If you think the telecommuters at Lexis-Nexis are easy targets, you'd better think again. These telecommuters are not the kind who disable anti-virus software to download the latest version of Napster, thereby creating holes that hackers . . .
 
Security Firm's Site Defaced  10 December 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Crackers have entered and defaced two websites belonging to Network Associates, the company that bills itself as the world's largest independent network security company. The intruders splattered a montage of bilingual cyber-graffiti over two of the company's Brazilian-based websites, www.nai.com.br and . . .
 
Companies strike back at mobile hacks  07 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Hackers beware! If you think the telecommuters at Lexis-Nexis are easy targets, you'd better think again. These telecommuters are not the kinds who disable anti-virus software to download the latest version of Napster, thereby creating holes that hackers can use to . . .
 
Increased Cybercrime Is A Holiday Threat  07 December 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Federal officials are advising e-commerce sites to tighten security because of a recent increase in cyberattacks. The FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) on Friday said it recently has seen an increase in hacker activity targeting U.S. systems associated with e-commerce . . .
 
Schwab site vulnerable to hackers  07 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Charles Schwab & Co.'s Web site is vulnerable to a well-known attack that could allow a hacker to gain access to sensitive account information, the financial services company acknowledged Wednesday. Reported by San Francisco-based programmer Jeff Baker on the Bugtraq security . . .
 
Can hackers crack million-dollar dare?  06 December 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Chris Pallack   
An Australian company, that claims to have developed the ultimate security-proof system, will soon issue a multi-million dollar dare to the hacking underworld. With a 30-day deadline, the challenge to crack Secure Systems' Silicon Data Vault technology will . . .
 
Meet the Hackers  04 December 2000 
Source: Darwin Magazine - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Not all hackers are bad guys. But understanding what motivates them can make you less vulnerable to an attack. A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities. Hackers also relish the intellectual challenge . . .
 
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