Posted by Esarhaddon from accel12.nyc.untd.com (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 04, 2003 at 6:44PM :
You may have heard about the "Defacers Challenge" taking place this
upcoming weekend. The U.S. government and several technology experts
have warned that an organized contest among hackers has been planned
for Sunday. The objective of the contest is to deface company Web
While the attack is not aimed at individuals, hackers often use
individual's computers to launch these types of attacks. And although
this does not represent an extreme threat, it's an important reminder
that even though we may be relaxing in the sun, hackers are still
hard at work.
To ensure that you are fully protected, we wanted to remind you to
check your version of ZoneAlarm and make sure you are running the
most recent version.
Our entire line of consumer firewall products has been updated over
the past three weeks. If you have not updated your product yet, we
recommend you do so now.
You can access the latest version by clicking on the link below:
To maximize your protection, we also recommend checking your
anti-virus software to make sure you are running the most recent
You can find out more about the "Defacers Challenge" story at:
One last thing...if you plan to be out of town over the weekend, the
best security is to turn off your PC.
Have a safe and relaxing weekend!
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