http://www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/DesktopArticle.aspx?ArticleID=106022&ChannelId=16 September 9, 2003 A university in Vietnam has organised a competition to honour "good" internet hackers and to market them for web security jobs against the cyber-criminals, or "bad" hackers. The competition, launched by BugSearch, a group of IT experts in Ho Chi Minh City's National University, started on Friday and will last until September 15, the Lao Dong newspaper said Monday. The competitors will have to break into the server of a mock website in the University's computer network. "The goal of the competition is to raise the people's vigilance about the web security. You always have to prepare yourself against the cyber-attacks," the paper quoted an organiser as saying. "It is also an occasion for companies to find out 'good' hackers to work for them and protect their websites. They can not only discover the site's shortcomings but also propose solutions to protect it," he added. In August, the university had to postpone a similar contest. Too many hackers managed to get into the website, leading to a massive traffic jam on the main university site which was presenting at the time some exams' results. Last month, tens of thousands of computers in Vietnam were attacked by the Blaster virus that also hit hundreds of thousands of computers around the world. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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