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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 . . .
 
Security Manager Dons Hacker Hat for a Change  27 November 2000 
Source: ComputerWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
I've been trying to install Linux because more and more hacker tools seem to be available for it. The combination of power, flexibility and the open-source community seems to be very attractive to hackers. Web sites such as the Nomad Mobile . . .
 
Sleaze Bay: Scams Online  27 November 2000 
Source: Forbes [hackernews] - Posted by Jen Olson   
An educated consumer is a safe consumer. In that spirit, here is Forbes ASAP's complete guide to the dark side of online auction trading. "The average person who uses eBay is just completely ignorant," says one frequent seller (who, like . . .
 
Hacking With a Conscience Is a New Trend  22 November 2000 
Source: SF Tech - Posted by Dave Wreski   
... more and more hackers are using their tricks to spread socially conscious messages, security experts say. The trend -- dubbed "hacktivism" -- has shown up in a number of recent incidents: -- On Election Day, a Democrat hacked the Republican . . .
 
Tapping on the walls  20 November 2000 
Source: LinuxWorld - Posted by Jen Olson   
Paring down your network services isn't the only way to protect your systems against attacks: port scanning can also be an effective tool. In this month's Building Blocks of Security, Sandra Henry-Stocker shows you how to stay one step ahead of . . .
 
Holding back hackers  20 November 2000 
Source: TechServer - Posted by Jen Olson   
Businesses are starting to realize that while the new economy requires the Internet, it also requires protection from those who take pleasure or profit sneaking into a company's electronic recesses. "I think a lot of people don't understand that with . . .
 
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.. . .
 
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