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SRO: Microsoft to Hackers: Crack This!

Aug 05, 1999, 06:38 (49 Talkback[s])
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"But Windows 2000 test server appears to have crashed without any help."

"In an attempt to burnish its tarnished reputation for network security, Microsoft issued an open challenge on Tuesday to the hacking community. But potential testers barely got a chance to attempt to break Windows 2000's security system, as the test server Microsoft offered crashed and stayed down for most of the past 24 hours..."

"Meanwhile, the Linux community created a counter-challenge of its own. Tuesday afternoon, LinuxPPC, the developers and distributors of a PowerPC-native version of Linux, challenged hackers to crack one of its servers. Unlike Microsoft, which did not offer any kind of incentive or award to hackers, LinuxPPC is giving the machine to the first person to break in."

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