Attack on America: the security debate

Security comes under the spotlight as vigilante hackers strike, while calls for a crack-down on encryption products re-opens the debate over privacy

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Rupert Goodwins' Diary Monday 17th September Rupert Goodwins' diary takes a look forward to some of the possible consequences of the aftermath of the terrorist attacks NEWS

Hackers strike at Islamic Web sites
Tuesday 18th September Outraged at last Tuesday's events, so-called 'patriot hackers' have begun a campaign against Web sites belonging to the governments of Islamic states Attacks silence privacy concerns
Tuesday 18th September The balance shifts in the ongoing tug of war between privacy rights and national security as last Tuesday's attacks in New York and Washington lend weight to calls for government eavesdropping to be stepped up UK police ask for traffic data from ISPs
Monday 17th September The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit has asked ISPs to retain communications data for the next month, to aid the US terrorist investigations Networks boost security against attacks
Monday 17th September Cyberterrorism is a very real threat, firms are warned - the FBI is advising increased security on networks Hackers split over vigilante strikes
Monday 17th September The hacker community wrangles over its response to the attacks in New York and Washington, as one group calls for strikes against Palestinian and Afghani Web sites and another calls for calm Companies fear cyberterrorism after attacks
Monday 17th September Businesses fear the next attacks might be launched online Encryption crackdown looms
Friday 14th September The terrorist attacks in the US this week have prompted calls for all encryption software to have 'backdoors' for government interception High-tech planes could prevent future hijackings
Friday 14th September Airport and plane security faces a major overhaul following this week's terrorism Airport security technology under scrutiny
Thursday 13th September High-tech systems like face recognition or fingerprint scanning may become part of the airport security of the future State Department technology under the spotlight
Wednesday 12th September Security technology is still outdated, despite a long-standing mandate for change Have your say instantly, and see what others have said. Click on the TalkBack button and go to the ZDNet news forum. Let the editors know what you think in the Mailroom. And read other letters.

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