Openhack III bowed but not broken

    Date22 Jan 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3433
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The battle has begun, and the first salvo was a fierce one, as a cascade of denial-of-service attacks swept over the Openhack III site in its first four days of operation. As of midday Thursday, no one had succeeded in any . . . The battle has begun, and the first salvo was a fierce one, as a cascade of denial-of-service attacks swept over the Openhack III site in its first four days of operation. As of midday Thursday, no one had succeeded in any of the four hacking goals, although eWEEK Labs saw creative DoS attacks directed against the Champaign, Ill., site, along with heavy usage.

    There are consistently 50 to 100 users logged in to the shell server, trying to break that system's security. (eWEEK Labs' Openhack I and II tests didn't allow users to log in locally.) Openhack III's widespread coverage by news media nationwide might have added to this glut of would-be hackers.

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