Inside hackers' kindergarten

A RASH of website defacements demonstrates that hackers can enter corporate, government and education websites at will, according to cyber-security expert Ken Low.

"Website defacement is the most visible type of attack, said Mr Low, 3Com's senior manager for security in the Asia-Pacific.

"I can show you system logs showing where passwords have been stolen or systems compromised, but these are not always obvious.

"Website defacement is very straightforward -- something that shouldn't have happened has happened."

The process of hacking a web server to deface a page "is similar to the hacking of any network", he said. Australian IT - Inside hackers' kindergarten (Karen Dearne, OCTOBER 25, 2005)

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