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Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacks/Cracks A live hacking competition that begins tomorrow in London is intended to publicise the UK's lackadaisical attitude to security. Computer hackers from around the world are being invited to break into a locked-down Web server for £35,000, in a competition launched for to publicise Britain's largest security conference, Infosec. . . . A live hacking competition that begins tomorrow in London is intended to publicise the UK's lackadaisical attitude to security. Computer hackers from around the world are being invited to break into a locked-down Web server for £35,000, in a competition launched for to publicise Britain's largest security conference, Infosec.

US-based security firm Argus Systems Group will offer the prize money to any hacker that can penetrate its PitBull security software, which is used commercially to secure Web sites from intruders.

To be successful, a hacker must break into the server and deface Web pages belonging to fictious companies: xType Moto-Rockets and xCursion Adventure Travel.

Read this full article at ZDNet UK

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