Secret Security Holes Released To Public

    Date20 Mar 2003
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3276
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A hacker claims to have stolen three security advisories from a corporate computer and posted them on a public mailing list, creating fresh dilemmas for users and software makers. A self-proclaimed hacker claims to have stolen three unreleased security advisories . . . A hacker claims to have stolen three security advisories from a corporate computer and posted them on a public mailing list, creating fresh dilemmas for users and software makers. A self-proclaimed hacker claims to have stolen three unreleased security advisories from a corporate computer and posted them to a public mailing list.

    The online vandal, who uses the monicker "Hack4Life", said on Wednesday that he stole advisories detailing flaws in a common set of Unix code, the Kerberos authentication system and some implementations of encryption for Web sites. He claims to have stolen them from a firm that had been working with the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordination Center, a clearinghouse for security information.

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