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Cyber-exploitation: Making money on kids  23 October 2000 
Source: SunWorld - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Is the teenage hacker really someone to fear? In this week's Unix Security, Carole Fennelly investigates who's benefiting from the hacker hype. Just this week, I was spammed with a press release from ComputerCop, entitled "Famed NYPD Detective Urges Parents . . .
 
Princeton Team Cracks SDMI  23 October 2000 
Source: LinuxToday - Posted by Dave Wreski   
SDMI is the music industry forum trying to build a system for protecting digital music against being illegal copying. The outfit launched the Hack SDMI challenge last month to invite the public to attack its digital watermark technology and possibly win . . .
 
Proud to Represent Hackers  19 October 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by Jen Olson   
As a European intellectual distrustful of U.S. influence, Mueller-Maguhn can be counted on to make a splash when the ICANN board meets in California next month. Among his first priorities will be explaining to an American audience just what the term . . .
 
Cybercrime threat 'real and growing'  19 October 2000 
Source: BBC News - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Michael Vatis, director of the USA's National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), said the threat of crime using the internet was real and growing. Speaking at the World E-Commerce Forum in London, he described an "array of threats" to e-commerce and society . . .
 
Inside the world of a 'hactivist'  18 October 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Yetzer's a hacker and an acknowledged "social engineer" with curious nocturnal habits. There are thousands of people like him, who by day are system and network administrators, security analysts and start-up co-founders. When night comes, they transform into vampire wanna-bes, hedonists, . . .
 
Hacktivist edits on-line newspaper  11 October 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
A hacktivist going by the alias 'Exiled Dave' broke into on-line newspaper the Orange County Register last week and edited several stories, one of which said that Microsoft founder Bill Gates had been arrested for hacking into "hundreds, maybe thousands" of . . .
 
Issues: The medias guide to talking to hackers  04 October 2000 
Source: NetSecurity.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Two years ago, the then just started HNN, published an article in their Buffer Overflow section called "A hackers guide to talking to the media". It was received with different opinions around the scene (I remember it referred to as "a . . .
 
Computer security expert gives advice on protection from hackers  03 October 2000 
Source: StarTribune - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The driving force for hackers usually isn't malice, but rather curiosity. Most hackers are young males, and some are harmless. It's the so-called "crackers" who are more malicious. However, a distinction between the two usually isn't made except in hacker culture.. . .
 
Teaching South Africa to Crack  29 September 2000 
Source: MaximumLinux - Posted by Dave Wreski   
While many IT professionals spend their time figuring out how to keep crackers from breaking in and wreaking havoc in their computer systems and on their websites, Ernst and Young are planning to teach 60 people how to do just that . . .
 
Another Linux vulnerability appears  29 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Linux firms have plugged flaws from last week, but new 'GLIBC' hole has manifested itself. The flaws in some Linux programs that have let crackers infiltrate hundreds of servers in past weeks have been plugged in updated . . .
 
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