February 2, 2001

eWeek's OpenHack III challenge survives 5.25 million attack attempts

Author: JT Smith

From PR Newswire: Despite more than 5.25 million
attack attempts, eWeek's OpenHack III survived a major test of Web security in
its public challenge to penetrate and corrupt an Internet service provider
(ISP) and a fictitious e-commerce site established by Argus Systems Group.
The test was part of the newsweekly's attempt to minimize real-world Web
disasters.
An estimated 100,000 to 200,000 individual hackers failed to penetrate
three market-leading platforms -- Sun Solaris 7, IBM AIX 4.3.3 and Red Hat
Linux -- each of which was secured by Argus's proprietary PitBull
intrusion-prevention system.
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