News: Hacks/Cracks 11/30/2001 17:03
Hack Attacks Become Deadlier: Is There a Defense?
Posted By: Jen Olson
"Legal arguments that computer code is speech have been gaining traction but may not help free-speech advocates in their fight against a controversial digital copyright law."
This is CNET's roundup on three articles relating to current legal issues such as the MPAA feuds, and so forth.
Source: Computer User
L33tdawg: These kiddies probrably thought churches would be a good target perhaps due to the less secure nature of the systems. How lame.
A group calling itself Hacking For Satan has vandalized 25 church Web sites in the past week, replacing their home pages with a message about Satanism.
Source: CBS News
Viruses that hand over control of a computer to a hacker have dominated the Internet in the past year and will become even more pervasive in coming years, computer security executives said Tuesday.
So-called Trojan horse computer viruses enter a personal computer through an innocuous email or other means, giving control to a remote user, who can then track keyboard entries and credit card numbers.
"There's huge growth in Trojan horses," said Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos Anti-Virus.