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2003 Review of the Year: Security

The best of times, the worst of times … The last year has seen several great strides taken in IT security, but almost as many were backwards as forwards; these are troubling times. In terms of hacking activity there’s been a lot of high profile arrests. Lynn Htun, head of hacking group Fluffi Bunni, got caught chatting to exhibitors at InfoSec by a group of visiting policemen who recognised her. British programmer Gary McKinnon was arrested in June for hacking US Navy supply computers, although the news that his victim was still using NT4 was nearly as disturbing. British and US police joined forces to beat two of the Thr34t-Krew group. On the downside the number of hacking attacks against corporate servers continues to rise. The vast majority of these are script kiddies using tools they don’t understand. Good patching practice and sensible firewall policy should stop them. Full Story

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