[ISN] 50 hackers to take part in server-cracking contest

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Date: Wed Aug 15 2001 - 23:01:32 PDT

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    August 16, 2001
    Hackers will be challenged to penetrate a variety of computer networks
    early next month with no threat of punishment if they are successful,
    a network security firm said yesterday.
    Parinya Homanek, managing director of Net En Tel Co Ltd, said the
    first hackers' conference in Thailand would be held on September 3 and
    4 with a network of more than 50 powerful servers set up specially for
    them to try to hack into.
    The conference is being held to demonstrate the possible
    vulnerabilities of various severs so that system administrators will
    be able to plug the security gaps that leave them open to unlawful
    hacking attempts.
    Parinya said 50 people would be invited to participate in the hacking
    demonstration. So far, 45 computer experts have applied. Each
    participant will be charged Bt15,000.
    He said if there is any money left over, a winner might be selected to
    receive a monetary reward.
    The applicants so far include university students and lecturers,
    system administrators and police computer experts.
    "We will pretend the 50 servers belong to the network of a famous
    company. The 50 participants will try to hack into the systems,"
    Parinya said.
    Hacking conferences are regular events in the United States. Earlier
    this year, a similar event held in the Netherlands attracted thousands
    of system administrators, he said.
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