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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 . . .
Palm gets hit with first Trojan horse  30 August 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The first known Trojan horse aimed at handhelds struck late last week. A Trojan horse is a malicious program that appears to be legitimate, which is often attached to free gaming software. Trojan horses can locate password information, make systems more susceptible to future entry, or sabotage data on a user's hard disk.. . .
California-Based Internet Service Companies Fall Victim to Hacker Attacks  29 August 2000 
Source: AntiOnline - Posted by Jen Olson   
At least two local Internet service companies have fallen prey recently to the same destructive pranks that brought behemoth Web sites such as search engine Yahoo!, online book retailer and to their knees back in February. Linkline Communications . . .
Taking Over the Airwaves: Hackers Attack Air Traffic Control Radio  29 August 2000 
Source: - Posted by Jen Olson   
Britain's Civil Aviation Authority has issued a safety alert about a new threat to air passengers: hackers taking over air traffic control transmissions and giving pilots bogus orders. The number of incidents in which radio hackers have broken into frequencies used . . .
Hacktivists crash Korea govt home page  29 August 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Jen Olson   
Protesters forced the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication's Web site to shut down for 10 hours on Saturday. But was it a mass click-in or a DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attack which brought the service to its knees?
Canada Probes Allegation That U.S. Hacked Secret Files  29 August 2000 
Source: Chicago Tribune - Posted by Jen Olson   
Canadian police said Friday that they were investigating allegations unknown agents had used rigged computer software to hack into Canada's top secret intelligence files and thereby endanger national security. The Toronto Star said police were probing whether Israeli and U.S. spies . . .
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