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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 . . .
 
Does Attrition Foster Web Defacements?  04 December 2000 
Source: Cipherwar.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A big topic on the Internet is web page defacements. The term "defacement" or "web graffiti" refer to an incident when someone gains unauthorized access and alters the index page of that particular violated site. Usually the replaced index resembles the . . .
 
No ban on hacking tools  03 December 2000 
Source: Computer Weekly - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Council of Europe has dropped proposals to outlaw the use of "hacking" tools by IT departments, following an intense lobbying campaign by businesses. The proposals were contained in the Council of Europe's Convention on Crime in Cyberspace, which aims to . . .
 
Hacker's Prison ID card on Sale  01 December 2000 
Source: Excite - Posted by Jen Olson   
A celebrity computer hacker gained more notoriety after three online auction sites posted then removed from sale his prison ID card. The ID card of Kevin Mitnick is being offered on start-up auction site DutchBid.com after being rejected by Amazon.com, Yahoo! . . .
 
Music technology forum awards hackers in contest  01 December 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Chris Pallack   
A music and technology forum that ran a $10,000 contest back in September challenging people to hack into copyright protection technologies said on Tuesday it was paying prize money to two hackers. The Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) said it was . . .
 
Any port is a hacker storm  28 November 2000 
Source: NW Fusion - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Central to [the SYN] attack is the ability of the miscreant to find an "open" port - that is, a port on the destination machine that responds to connection requests. If a hacker is trying to find your weaknesses, he will . . .
 
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