Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego ? Apparently the hackers think that Carmen is inside Broderbund's web server. Broderbund software will wake up this morning to find their web site has been infiltrated by an 'unknown' hacker who simply left the following message to mark his arrival on their system " We Are INSIDE your Systems! " Their web site at www.lastexpress.com was also defaced with the same defacement.
A Chinese computer virus expert said on Tuesday the fast-spreading "Code Red" Internet worm that disrupted U.S. government Web sites last week was not made in China, despite Web site defacings that said "Hacked by Chinese." The worm, which U.S. officials said was likely to start multiplying again on Tuesday and could slow the Internet worldwide, had surfaced little in China, experts said.
Network administrators have been scrambling to secure their servers since news of a vulnerability in the Telnet program -- used to remotely access servers -- first came to the public's attention last week when a group of network security enthusiasts called TESO Security posted advisories to several security mailing lists.
Protests against the arrest of jailed Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov have spread oversees. The US Embassy lobby in London will be the focus of a demonstration this coming Friday August 3.
As Stanford's Lawrence Lessig pointed out in yesterday's New York Times, Sklyarov broke no copyright laws, nor did he steal any 'intellectual property'. But he did publish details of how Adobe's flawed eBook encryption program may be circumvented, and so falls foul of the US DMCA.
Post-Napster Pirates Commandeer Computers; Internet's Digital hackers hold grab-fests on private systems. There's been a wild party at the New York City Board of Elections. With plenty of movies--"The Green Mile," "Braveheart" and "Unbreakable"--and pop music from Willa Ford and R.E.M., plus MTV videos. All free and all illegal.