and logging tools, some server admins have logged actual server break-in attempts by nincompoop crackers
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I was a Teenage Wares Freak?
San Diego Republican Party chairman Tony Krvaric
may have been Strider, co-founder of Fairlight
. via Slashdot
Competition to "reverse engineer" mystery program.
Another cool thingy from the HoneyNet Project
; they're inviting people to convert a binary file into its original source. So, who's participating?
Hackers: Computer Outlaws
A TLC show(that I'm 3/4 through) that seems to actually use reliable sources
to discuss not just cracker behavior, but also the creative side of hackers, pointing out the developments attributed to some hackers
Now Markoff and Mitnick. Not a bad little show....
Last night Kevin Mitnick
was on 60 minutes (the gist of the interview is quoted here
), and I have to say he came off as an utterly harmless geek. He was an information junkie that enjoyed the challenge of cracking firewalls. He never profited from his activities and the affected companies made up their monetary losses. It's a shame he was forced to waste away in prison instead of offer his security expertise to the affected companies.
Kevin Mittnick is finally being released from prison today,
but I wouldn't call what he's getting as being "free". Prohibiting Kevin from touching a computer for 3 years? This isn't like giving a toddler to a ex-con child molester, it's a computer. A person can do a lot of things besides hack into company servers. How does anyone expect Kevin to make the $125 restitution he owes each month, if he can't use a computer or get a job that requires a computer? Now that I think about it, what percentage of decent jobs are completely free of computers?