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Source: Austrailian IT - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security A rash of website defacements demonstrates that hackers can enter corporate, government and education websites at will, according to cyber-security expert Ken Low. "Website defacement is the most visible type of attack, said Mr Low, 3Com's senior manager for security in the Asia-Pacific. "I can show you system logs showing where passwords have been stolen or systems compromised, but these are not always obvious. "Website defacement is very straightforward -- something that shouldn't have happened has happened."

The process of hacking a web server to deface a page "is similar to the hacking of any network", he said.

Mr Low hosted a briefing in Sydney on behalf of TippingPoint, a division of 3Com that sells intrusion prevention systems.

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