Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

'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.

Friday, 8 July, 2011, 12:00am

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition by Steven Levy O'Reilly Media HK$176

Set aside your prejudices. Hackers are not the virus-writing rogues that people think, argues tech analyst Steven Levy in his re-released hymn to the digital revolution.

20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

A touch of honour among thieves

Pirates offering illegal television decoders and their customers are not only thumbing their noses at Cable TV, they have formed a virtual community with the usual camaraderie of hackers.

26 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Clue to Internet bug

Information technology specialists believe that the Sapphire computer worm, which sent shockwaves round the world at the weekend, could have originated in Hong Kong.

Reports in the US say the FBI's computer protection unit had found the worm contained references in its code to the Honker group, a band of hackers believed to be active on the mainland and possibly Hong Kong.

27 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Local companies seen as soft targets for hackers

Hong Kong companies should commit more resources to protecting their computer systems from hackers, according to OnlineSecurity president Erik Laykin.

Los Angeles-based OnlineSecurity, which has an office in Hong Kong, helps companies make their computer systems safer.

6 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Patience pays off for computer game pirates

Today, the Internet is making life easier for producers of pirated computer games, but it is causing headaches for those trying to stop them.

Games for devices such as Playstations and Dreamcasts can now be downloaded at no cost from the Internet instead of buying a real copy of the game.

17 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Hacker penalty rings warning bell

Back in the west coast wilds of Canada where your correspondent once worked to pay his way through university lies the town of Alert Bay - three bars and two paddy wagons to cart casualties off to one cop shop.

18 May 2000 - 12:00am

Deputies seek safeguards on hi-tech trade

More than 30 NPC deputies have submitted a proposal urging the congress to speed up legislation to stop hackers rampaging along the mainland's information highway.

They warned a legislative vacuum could jeopardise China's chances of developing its electronic commerce, such as shopping through the Internet.

4 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Company files at risk from Internet hackers

Computer hackers have posted instructions on the Internet on how to break into people's confidential files.

Two new hacking programmes, which could cause havoc for businesses, have affected two companies in Hong Kong in the past month, according to computer experts.

21 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

HK's hackers have nothing to gain but handicaps

MAYBE it's about time golf hackers in Hong Kong presented a united front.

Hackers are an unpretentious breed, unlike low handicappers who bore the pants off you with talk of birdies and breaking 80.

27 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Academics warned to block hackers

COMPUTER hacking and an influx of pornographic materials on the Internet computer network at Hong Kong's universities have forced the institutes to take action.

30 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

The $700 brouhaha

THE Internet, the anarchic, electronic highway that allows anyone with a personal computer and a telephone link to travel the world, meet people, do business and gather information on just about any subject under the sun, is pig heaven for conspiracy theorists.

12 Mar 1995 - 12:00am