ENSCHEDE, Netherlands -- The friends and admirers who memorialized legendary German hacker Wau Holland on Friday did their best not to turn the man into a saint. That would be too boring. Instead, the mostly awestruck, mostly young crowd of 200 that gathered at the Hackers at Large 2001 hackfest were reminded that even storied figures such as the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) co-founder have surprising sides to their personalities.
Hackers are a misunderstood lot. And they're more powerful than they realize. So says John Lee. "They can destroy, steal or corrupt valuable information if they want to," Lee said.
Drew Bird, writing for EarthWebs CrossNodes, says " I was chatting with a customer the other day when the topic of testing their firewall solution came up. During the conversation I asked who he was going to use to do the testing. When he pointed toward the systems administrator, a capable individual, but one who has had nothing to do with firewalls, I was a little taken aback.
Thomas C Greene writing for The Register says " We've looked over a few recent credit-card database compromises brought to our attention by CardCops (formerly AdCops), an organization which tries to get the straight dope on e-commerce hacks directly from the blackhat community to better inform merchants of threats to their systems.
Basically Code Red worm puts 2 backdoors on a NT host in /scripts/root.exe and /msadc/root.exe. Now search engine web spiders copy links to everything on a site and this includes infected hosts. This means its as easy as searching for root.exe perhaps on some engines and getting a complete list of backdoored hosts.