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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.. . .
 
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 . . .
 
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