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Hack

Hard hacks to follow

Chris Rock once remarked that the world had truly gone crazy when Eminem became the best rapper, Tiger Woods the best golfer and Yao Ming the tallest player in the NBA.

Friday, 5 August, 2011, 12:00am

'Widespread mayhem' net's new norm

The grubby allegations of phone hacking by journalists at Rupert Murdoch's top-selling British Sunday tabloid are pretty outrageous. So outrageous, even the man who owns the paper has called them deplorable and closed it down.

Are we shocked? Yes. Surprised? Not really. Let's face it, hacking in its many forms has become all too common.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Tougher laws for hackers

Laws on computer-related crime are set to be strengthened as fears grow for the security of computerised records.

Authorities fear growing computer use could threaten the security of computer records in the finance and health sectors, and even put national security at risk.

2 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Hackers fail to slip through the Net

Security is yet again on everybody's lips (like a plastic bottle of distilled water in summer, it is never far away).

Everybody is jumping on Sun Microsystems about Java security, Microsoft is getting bashed over gaping holes in NT and ActiveX, and the banks are saying they will never allow anybody to get near them on the Internet.

27 May 1997 - 12:00am