Linux Today: PRNewswire: PC Week Labs Challenges Hackers To Crack Web Site

Linux Today: PRNewswire: PC Week Labs Challenges Hackers To Crack Web Site

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PRNewswire: PC Week Labs Challenges Hackers To Crack Web Site
 Sep 20, 1999, 14:18 UTC   (2 Talkbacks)  

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In a major test of the security of Linux and Windows NT, PC Week Labs today threw down the gauntlet to Internet hackers, challenging them to break into a Web site, http://www.hackpcweek.com, to try to crack each or both of the operating systems. The site goes live today for a one-month trial.
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"The site contains near-identical systems, one running Windows NT with Internet Information Server (IIS) and the other running Red Hat Linux 6.0 with Apache as its web server. PC Week Labs created similar classified-ads engine applications running on each system. The challenge is to break into the site, mark up the home page and steal user information from the classified-ads engine."  

"Security is extremely important in the Internet environment and both Microsoft and the Linux community, via Red Hat, boast that their operating systems are secure," noted PC Week Labs Director John Taschek."  

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1. PC Week Labs Product of the Week: Linux

From the April 11 issue of PC Week:
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PC Week Labs Product of the Week

Linux 1.0, a free Unix clone developed on the Internet, is easily one of the
most interesting products PC Week Labs has come across in a while.

Linux is a complete POSIX-compatible operating system with the X Window
System, good development tools, and complete TCP/IP networking.  We've
been pounding on it for almost a year, and it is invaluable as the
platform for our internal World-Wide Web, FTP, and X Window host server.

For users willing to do much of their own tech support, Linux can make
an excellent platform for applications that require a good multiuser
operating system but that don't justify spending hundreds of dollars
for a commercial Unix system.  The product, which will be reviewed in
an upcoming issue, can be downloaded from the Internet from several places,
including sunsite.unc.edu in /pub/Linux/distributions.  It is also available
by mail order from companies such as Linux Systems Labs, which can be
reached in Clinton, Mo., at (313) 954-2829.

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It's surprising to see this because PC Week rarely talks about Unix, and
hardly ever reviews freeware (or even shareware, for that matter). I'm
looking forward to PC Week's review.

Jeff Somers

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