News from 2000

Interhack news from the year 2000.

December 4, 2000

Release of version 10.0 of the Internet Firewalls FAQ, a compilation of common questions (and answers!) about the design and implementation of internet firewalls.

November 27, 2000

Release of Pelendur: Steward of the Sysadmin, a paper describing a highly automated computer account management system. (To be presented at LISA 2000.)

November 10, 2000

Release of rcpp-mode 0.6.

October 25, 2000

Release of Bank One Online Puts Customer Account Information at Risk. Several weaknesses in the design and implementation of Bank One's online banking system puts customer information--including credit and debit card numbers--at risk of exposure.

October 2, 2000

Interhack is sponsoring a Lisp programming contest.

August 24, 2000

TRUSTe uses web bugs to track users who visit their site. See the highlights in our release and the complete story in our report A Failure to Communicate: When a Privacy Seal Doesn't Help.

August 1, 2000

Coremetrics issues a response that demonstrates that they fundamentally fail to understand that this is a question of risk so we have a response.

July 31, 2000

General announcement of the latest Interhack Internet Privacy Project paper, Getting To Know You (Intimately): Surreptitious Privacy Invasion on the E-Commerce Web.

May 26, 2000

Opening of the announce mailing list, for folks who want to be told about our latest activity.

May 18, 2000

Our upstream provider suffers a network outage, putting our site offline... (You know those signs that say "call before you dig"? Well, someone didn't.)

May 18, 2000

c|net publishes a story about some of our findings.

May 17, 2000

Release of CookiePokey which will demonstrate the DoubleClick ad server problem.

May 15, 2000

Release of two privacy advisories, one because of a misfeature in Netscape and the other because of a bug in DoubleClick's ad server.March 2000Interhack organizes into a corporation and expands its service offerings.

February 9, 2000

First public release of Shibboleth: Private Mailing List Manager

January 23, 2000

The Shibboleth Project public pages begin life.

January 20, 2000

Announcement of the Circumventing Filters Project.

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