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News Roundup: Microsoft source code stolen  27 October 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
ZDNet has a nice round-up of the reported MS security breach. Includes news from Ballmer, their "hackers" section, and more. I feel much better now that Ballmer has stated that the attacks were "not very damaging." They only reportedly got the source to Windows, after all. Especially interesting is a comment from a Trend Micro official, stating they have had detection for this reported trojan for months, and only regard it as a medium threat. "News that thieves have used a Trojan horse program to pilfer source code from Microsoft could have serious security implications. . . .
Microsoft's network is hacked  27 October 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Jen Olson   
Microsoft Corp. and U.S. authorities are investigating an extraordinary computer break-in at Microsoft's headquarters by hackers believed to have stolen the blueprints to its most valuable software, including the latest versions of Windows and Office, people . . .
EU pact criminalising security research? Pt II  26 October 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
Hacking software poses special challenges because most of the tools have two equal uses, Granick said. For example, a popular hacking tool called nMap connects to a remote computer and tells the user if that computer has any . . .
EU pact criminalising security research?  26 October 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
At Def Con in Amsterdam, computer security experts say the draft of Europe's Cybercrime Treaty could spark a 21st century witch hunt Meet the world's newest class of persecuted artists: computer hackers. European Union nations, and perhaps even . . .
The Pros and Cons of Posting Vulnerabilities  26 October 2000 
Source: Network Magazine - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Once upon a time, only the black hats (often called hackers) and a few self-described white hats (often called security experts) had easy access to security vulnerability information. The black hats could use their knowledge to break into computers at will. . . .
Shining light on cybercrime  24 October 2000 
Posted by Dave Wreski   
After more than six years of chronicling the insecurities of cyberspace for a computer security newsletter, Richard Power finally decided this past spring to put it all together in a book. The result is Tangled Web: Tales of Digital Crime From . . .
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 . . .
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