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ABQ Journal: N.M. Tech Student's Work Aces Microsoft

Aug 06, 1999, 13:38 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Fleck)

Thanks to Bob the Sane for this link.

"Chalk up one for the little guy. In an impromptu computer security competition this week, a free system developed by a New Mexico graduate student continued running under repeated attacks from Internet intruders, while a Microsoft computer suffered repeated software failures."

"The Internet battle began Tuesday, when Microsoft publicly challenged crackers -- people who use the Internet to try to break into other people's computers -- to break into a computer running a test version of its new Windows 2000 operating system."

"Within hours, a Wisconsin company matched Microsoft, challenging crackers to break into a computer running LinuxPPC, a version of the free Linux operating system that runs on Macintosh computers."

"By 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Microsoft computer had crashed for the first time. The Mac, run on software developed by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology graduate student Cort Dougan, was still withstanding a steady assault on Thursday."

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