E-Commerce Times: PC Week to Hackers: ‘Make My Day’

“PC Week has issued an open challenge to hackers everywhere by
offering $1,000 (US$) to anyone who can penetrate the security of a
special Web site that is running both Windows NT and Linux.”

In what it calls a major test of the security of the two
platforms — NT and Linux — PC Week Labs has created a Web site
with comparable classified-ads engine applications running on each
Members of the general public are challenged to see if
they can break in, alter the “HackPCWeek” home page and lift
information hidden on a Web server.”

“The challenge follows the lead of Microsoft…who recently
invited the hacker community to try to crack a beta version of
Windows 2000.”