Web site welcomes hackers

Friday, 10 October 2003, 2:42 PM EST

Two Spanish security experts are inviting computer buffs to participate in a competition to deface a Web site on a production server.

This isn't the first time a group of security professionals has challenged people to hack computer systems, nor will it be the last. What's unusual about this contest, even if it's not unique, is the target: a production server running Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system and chock-full with other software, including Microsoft's Outlook Web Access, Firewall-1 NG from Check Point Software Technologies, Apache 2.0 from the Apache Software Foundation, and WebTrends Log Analyzer from NetIQ.

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