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Mitnick teaches 'social engineering'  18 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In the early '90s, Mitnick had the run of many phone systems. On Sunday, the celebrity hacker told hackers, wannabes and activists who packed two rooms at Hacking on Planet Earth 2000 how he did it. "Through social engineering, I gained . . .
Hackers flexing political muscles  17 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra, the punk icon who made an unsuccessful run for the Green Party's 2000 presidential nomination, was the keynote speaker at the Hacking on Planet Earth 2000 (H2K) conference here Saturday afternoon. And, despite the fact . . .
Hackers making Napster 'irrelevant'  16 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
ZDNet's got quite a bit on the H2K conference. "Musicians and academics debated the right and wrong of sharing digital music on the Internet at the Hacking on Planet Earth 2000 (H2K) conference Saturday. While both the panelists and the . . .
Commentary: Cult of the Dead Cow more fluff than stuff  16 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc) put on their usual extravaganza here Saturday at the Hacking on Planet Earth 2000 (H2K) conference. Last year at DEF CON 7.O, I reported on the hacking group releasing the . . .
Why it's a 'Summer of Hacking'  14 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Jen Olson   
If you want an exercise in semantics, randomly ask five wired people to define the term hacker. Their answers will vary wildly, I guarantee. An old school techie may insist a hacker is a black-belt computer programmer or engineer. A belabored . . .
Two accused of hacking NASA computers  14 July 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two New Yorkers, one of them a 15-year-old high school student on Long Island, have been arrested and accused of hacking into NASA computers. It was unknown whether the cases were linked. The teen surrendered to police Tuesday for allegedly hacking . . .
It's a love-hate relationship  14 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The arrest of a noted 'white hat' -- one of the supposed good guys in the trade -- exposes the often murky relationship between federal investigators and hackers. The world of computer hackers divides itself into good and bad by . . .
NZ to label computer hacking a crime  13 July 2000 
Source: Fairfax IT - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Computer hacking is likely to become punishable by imprisonment under new legislation proposed by the New Zealand Government. Information Technology and Associate Justice Minister Paul Swain said yesterday he hoped to add the legislation to the Crimes Amendment Bill, currently before . . .
Hacked Off  12 July 2000 
Source: - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Eight things hackers hate about you. Hackers aren't crackers, Chris Lichti, a 26-year-old senior system designer at a computer company with offices near Pittsburgh, told me in no uncertain terms. They are a dedicated, workaholic group of aficionados who spend much . . .
Mitnick Free to Speak  12 July 2000 
Source: Online Journalism Review - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Kevin Mitnick was informed today by the United States Probation Office that he will be permitted to pursue several offers of employment including speaking engagements, security consulting work and writing for Steven Brill's online magazine Contentville. The approval represents a reversal . . .
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