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PC Week: PC Week Labs' site gets hacks-and flak

Sep 28, 1999, 18:21 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pankaj Chowdhry)

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"After four days of constant attack, PC Week Labs' www. site was still standing late last week, and the invitation to hack it was still open, at least for the Windows NT site. Putting up this site has already given us a great deal of insight into how hackers (or crackers) work-not to mention an earful of theories as to what we're up to."

"Contrary to popular belief, the site is not a front for the FBI, National Security Agency or the elusive Cancer Man of "X-Files" fame. It is, instead, a vehicle PC Week Labs created to highlight the vulnerabilities in Web programming models."

"As this story went to press, it appeared that a hacker had found an exploit in the permissions structure of the Common Gateway Interface scripts running on the Linux box. This appears to be a good hack."

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