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NetFlash: Hack…hack back…repeat

Aug 11, 20042 mins

* Hack...hack back...repeat * Campuses face complex regulations * Cisco has ‘record-breaking’ quarter * Vintela links Unix, Linux, Mac to Microsoft mgmt. platform * Today on Layer 8

Had to shake my head at an e-mail I got yesterday from the Atlanta Braves baseball team.

Hack…hack back…repeat

Capture the flag might be only a game, but it was serious business at DefCon, the world’s largest annual computer hacker convention. For 36 straight hours, eight teams of experienced hackers and serious security professionals played predator and prey as they tried to hack into competitors’ networks while defending their own.

Campuses face complex regulations

Federal uncertainty over telecom policy has left network executives in higher education pondering cost trends, technology bets and campus infrastructure options.

Cisco has ‘record-breaking’ quarter

Cisco posted fourth quarter earnings a penny better per share than analyst forecasts on revenue essentially in line with expectations.

Vintela links Unix, Linux, Mac to Microsoft mgmt. platform

Vintela, which writes software to integrate Windows and competing platforms, has developed an extension to Microsoft’s management software so it can service Unix, Linux and Macintosh computers.

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