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We thank Vincent Larsen, and Jon for putting
together Fangz. Oh, and thank you, Bill (the giant
Texan interior designer) for doubling as our body guard,
those wannabe rioters didn't have a chance!
Oh, yes, they said Fangz was cheating because when
someone booted in single user mode from console (which
in itself was against the rules), that cheater couldn't change
the root password. And when people tried to compile
C programs that would do naughty things, suddenly the C libraries
became inaccessible. Duh, maybe this is a Good Idea! Learn
more about Larsen's revolutionary Process Based Security
at his SAGE, Inc. web site!
More bogus Def Con news: Hackernews.com
reports Meinel was ejected from Def Con 7 for "abuse
of press privileges." Says Meinel, "I wish
it were true. I'd be honored to have gotten in trouble for
practicing freedom of the press. But they really were just
mad at Fangz."
report on the Def Con 7 conference, which includes a half-accurate
story about how the Def Con staff first granted a press pass
to Happy Hacker's Carolyn Meinel, then revoked it when an Attrition.org
staff member objected to her presence in the press room. As David
Akin, technology reporter for the National Post in
Toronto pointed out, "They invite criminals to speak
at their conference, but they deny a freelancer a press pass?"
Hackers hinting they are to the same guys who shut down
the FBI Web site, defaced the US
Naval Surface Warfare Center Web site. Their trenchant
political analysis this time? An obscene tirade against
the FBI, blacks, women and gays.
A group calling itself f0rpaxe hit
the Web site
of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division
with yet another homophobic tirade. Will
someone please explain why these guys ore so concerned with people's
race, gender, and sexual orientation?
Bogus news alert! A reporter, Polly
Sprenger, finally got snookered
by the attrition.org
hacker fantasy/obsession site. Click
here to see her story.
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