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The Register: Internet security firm RSA's Web site hacked

Feb 15, 2000, 06:46 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thomas C. Greene)

"RSA Security has suffered the embarrassment of having their home page 'owned' by an intruder who replaced it with a plain white page bearing a simple message."

"The hack follows closely on the heels of RSA's boastful announcement last week that it was developing some new magic bullet to thwart DDoS attacks. The idea behind it is clever, we must allow: a cryptographic technique using so-called 'client puzzles' which would accompany connection requests."

"Of course the selection of RSA's home page for a graffiti attack could be a mere coincidence, or it could be a reply from the hacking underground meant to remind the company, and the rest of us by extension, that, all boasting aside, if you are connected to the Internet, you can be hacked, one way or another."

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