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PRNewswire: PC Week Labs Challenges Hackers To Crack Web Site

Sep 20, 1999, 14:18 (45 Talkback[s])

"In a major test of the security of Linux and Windows NT, PC Week Labs today threw down the gauntlet to Internet hackers, challenging them to break into a Web site, http://www.hackpcweek.com, to try to crack each or both of the operating systems. The site goes live today for a one-month trial."

"The site contains near-identical systems, one running Windows NT with Internet Information Server (IIS) and the other running Red Hat Linux 6.0 with Apache as its web server. PC Week Labs created similar classified-ads engine applications running on each system. The challenge is to break into the site, mark up the home page and steal user information from the classified-ads engine."

"Security is extremely important in the Internet environment and both Microsoft and the Linux community, via Red Hat, boast that their operating systems are secure," noted PC Week Labs Director John Taschek."

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