[ISN] New System Battles Computer Hackers

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Date: Thu Nov 26 1998 - 11:32:51 PST

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    New System Battles Computer Hackers
    OTC  25-11-1998 20:06 
     BEIJING (Nov. 25) XINHUA - A so-called firewall system developed by the
    Beixinyuan Corporation to protect Novell Network subscribers was released
    here today, marking the introduction of the first domestic computer system
    designed to deter the mounting incursions by hackers.
       "We developed the system after thorough analysis of the loopholes in
    the Novell Network," said Beixinyuan General Manager Lin Hao. The
    corporation is one of China's major anti-virus software developers. 
       The system, which features a device similar to the so-called black
    boxes on aircraft, maintains a network login-in record offering clues to
    incursion attempts by hackers, according to Lin.
       Novell, a major international network producer, produces operating
    systems widely used by governments, securities exchanges, enterprises, and
    various institutions throughout the world.
       "Development of the system is highly significant for efforts to enhance
    the security level of China's computer network," said Qi Jin, an official
    with the Supervision Bureau of Public Information Network Security under
    the Ministry of Public Security.
       "The actual incidence rate for hacking is unavailable," said Qi, adding
    that "the situation is nonetheless getting worse."
       Several major computer hacking cases involving losses of hundreds of
    millions of yuan were reported this year, up sharply on figures for recent
       Two young hackers in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province,
    reportedly gained access to a local bank's computer system and transferred
    200,000 yuan from a local bank by hackering into the bank's computer
    25/11/98 14:56 GMT 
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