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Western Union Hit by Hackers  11 September 2000 
Source: abcnews.com - Posted by Jen Olson   
Hackers stole credit and debit card information from 15,700 online customers of Western Union, whose Web site was unprotected while undergoing maintenance. By Sunday evening, no cases of credit card fraud had been reported to the Englewood, Colo.-based company, and only . . .
 
The History Of Hacking  09 September 2000 
Source: Net-Security.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Nowadays, different people have different views on the hacking scene. Often times people of similar skill level have similar opinions. There is no official definition of a hacker, rather a vague idea amongst the masses. In addition, the media loves to add false information to draw audiences' attention across the nation, for the pure sake of money. . . .
 
Hacker Attacks Over 100 Sites With Pro-Napster Notes  08 September 2000 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Jen Olson   
An anonymous hacker has reportedly defaced at least 50, and possibly as many as 110, Web sites with pro-Napster, anti-record industry graffiti and messages. A radio report today said the unknown intruder attacked sites ranging from NASA to the Communications . . .
 
ABN Amro e-banking service hacked  05 September 2000 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An investigative programme for Dutch TV has exposed security flaws in national bank ABN Amro's e-banking service Home Net. Hackers managed to breach defences and divert payments into their own accounts.. . .
 
New DDoS attack targets chat, Linux machines  05 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new distributed denial of service tool has been discovered in the wild and is spreading, according to Internet Security Systems Inc.'s X-Force service.. . .
 
Wide Spread UNIX Vulnerability  05 September 2000 
Source: Bugtraq - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A serious security vulnerability has been found in glibc, the standard C library which is responsible for many core functions, including printf(). This new form of vulnerability, titled "format string" vulnerability, occurs when an input string is interpreted incorrectly, resulting in the potential for execution of arbitrary code. Most vendors have already released updates.. . .
 
British firm set to beat hackers  04 September 2000 
Source: Sunday Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A former school dropout who invented a breakthrough anti-hacking system and founded a company to develop it has won backing from funds connected with two of the best-known technology investors. Cryptic Software, founded by David Duke, 33, is completing a . . .
 
Former student hired by school he hacked into  31 August 2000 
Source: CourtTV - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A former East Carolina University student who was arrested after hacking into the university's computer network has been hired by the school -- for his computer expertise. Nolan Waithe Grant was hired Aug. 16 to work at the university computer system's . . .
 
To Tell, or Not to Tell?  30 August 2000 
Source: ABCNews - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some "bug hunters" who uncover security flaws in computer software and rush to issue public warnings may be helping hackers more than consumers, industry officials worry. It's a thorny issue that divides security specialists. Many argue that fast, full disclosure of a vulnerability alerts computer users to take precautions and pushes software makers to provide a quick solution.. . .
 
Attacking Linux  30 August 2000 
Source: LinuxWorld [LinuxToday] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Network scanning, password grabbing, trojaned software -- all are the bane of the righteous sysadmin. Craig Ozancin reveals how to beef up network security and ward off attackers at the LinuxWorld Expo, as reported by Rick Moen. "Nessus, the older SATAN . . .
 
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