Zone Alarms warning

Have received a message from ZA stating that there is to be an organized contest by hackers this coming Sunday.The primary aim is to deface company Web sites.Message says there is a slight risk to personal computers and to make sure anti virus/security software is up to date.Message goes on to say switch off your computer on Sunday to be completely safe.

  powerless 19:20 04 Jul 03

Dear Valued ZoneAlarm Customer,

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:

click here

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:
click here

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!

Zone Labs

That is the one.

  sil_ver 20:47 04 Jul 03

It was in the Newspaper this week and is mainly aimed at big business who have had enough warning to be able to prepare. Just keep your firewall uptodate.

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