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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
system.
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.”

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