Close calls, but no cracks

    Date29 Jan 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3391
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The dust has settled from the frantic first week of Openhack III, with its heavy traffic and mass of DoS attacks. The second week saw a lot more stability in the site and a bit more frustration from serious hackers still . . . The dust has settled from the frantic first week of Openhack III, with its heavy traffic and mass of DoS attacks. The second week saw a lot more stability in the site and a bit more frustration from serious hackers still banging away as they rethought their approaches and tried to come up with unique methods to defeat Argus Systems Inc.'s Pitbull before the Jan. 31 deadline.

    Although Openhack III during the second week saw more uptime than in the first week, eWeek Labs did see a few crashes, especially in the Web server system, which crashed from brute-force attacks involving a few hundred thousand attempts to access the FTP server. However, although denial-of-service and standard attacks were the methods of choice during the first week, the second week saw more intriguing attempts to break the systems.

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