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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 . . .
UK: Hacking threat to national security?  12 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
UK population of the opinion that the Internet poses a serious threat to national security, says WhichOnline survey. Nearly a third of all Britons believe the Internet poses a serious threat to national security, according to figures published by WhichOnline . . .
Learning how to hack the enemy  11 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
With a few keystrokes, nearly 40 student hackers started mapping the computer network of Rutgers University. Using a Unix-based command known as a "traceroute," students who were sequestered in a room just south of San Francisco's Market Street caused every server . . .
How a cracker defeated 'Hackopen'  10 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Seven days after the start of our Openhack security competition at, we've had our first successful crack, of the e-commerce storefront. The rest of the site, including the Web server, mail server and database, is still secure and remains a target of attack.. . .
Counterpane To Offer Hacker Insurance  10 July 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Counterpane Internet Security plans to put money behind its claim that it can protect companies from Internet intruders. The San Jose, Calif.-based company on Monday will announce plans to offer hacker insurance policies of up to $10 million through Lloyds of . . .
A practical vulnerability analysis: The PCWeek Crack  10 July 2000 
Source: JFS - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
First of all, I had to gather information on the remote host, what ports the machine had open and what possibilities were left open. After checking that most of the ports were either filtered by the firewall or unusable due to . . .
Hacker insurance  08 July 2000 
Source: CNNfn - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The recent rash of computer viruses and denial of service attacks has put online businesses on alert. The Internet is becoming the next insurance frontier. AIG, Marsh and Lloyd's of London all are offering policies covering hacker attacks, viruses and other . . .
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