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    "Hacking Competition" Gone Wrong

    I Thought this was an interesting article on a "hacking competition" gone awry. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2111243,00.html

    Ok folks, the link is fixed. Thanks Kezil for the correct link.

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    I got a "page not found"...
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    The link doesn't seem to work
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    Yes, I got the same prob. Could you perhaps post the name of the article if you can't get a good link?
    Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive (the dang thing blew up)

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    let's try something.... http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2111243,00.html

    ok, that works, let's see what the problem is....

    ahh...you have a / between news and zdnet where in my url there is a . between the two.
    Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive (the dang thing blew up)

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    works fine for me

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    LMAO.. those kids were just using their "hacker initiatives" aka "hacker instincts" i mean.. the target was way protected for a direct attack so they tried to find a way to get around it... cant blame em.. thats just constructive thinking.

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    That's fascinating. I would never have thought of something like that, it's sad how unrealistic that contest is, but for $100,000- I'd play by the rules .
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    $100,000 for hacking a Mickey Mouse-type server. Odd.

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    Well, first step... target enumeration - and that's what they did... LOL

    Yeah, probably what they did was "wrong" - but it was a hacking contest. So, yeah... I think it could be argued that KDWorks implicitely granted permission for them to also go after that server.
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