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SecurityFocus: Home of the BugTraq archives; security consulting services; links to security/hacking news from around the Web (updated continuously); and fine, original articles by Kevin Poulsen and guest contributors (including El Reg's own, by virtue of a content sharing agreement).

Security News Network (formerly Hacker News Network): Links to security/hacking news (updated daily); original research leading to periodic embarrassments for SW vendors; security consulting services.

PacketStorm: Links to selected security news (updated periodically); free security tools; live exploit code (for research purposes only, please); discussion forums and a vast archive.

CERT: Computer Emergency Response Team at Carnegie Mellon Uni; one of the largest archives of virus reports, exploits, bugs, advisories and network-administrative worst practices on the Web.

Cryptome: Cryptography and surveillance news and documents; government shenanigans involving crypto, surveillance and related technology.

SecurityPortal: News links; advisories; original articles; security services and a nice crypto section.

SecuriTeam: Portal with news; exploits and tools; product reviews; and separate focus areas for UNIX and Win-NT/2K.

Whitehats: Tools; forums; bug reports; news links; and original research articles.

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Hackerz Hideout: Big educational site with hacking tutorials covering use of viruses and Trojans, network clients and IP architecture; holes, bugs and their related exploits; a zine archive; and a vast archive of toolz, appz and sploits.

Attrition.org: Big site with news links; advisories; essays; a crypto archive; and an immense archive of defaced Web pages.

IceFortress: Educational site with all the basic toolz and appz; challenges and games; and forums with extremely patient admins willing to enlighten even the most clueless newbie.

Ksoze's Cracking Workshop: Tips, tricks and original source code for advanced crackers.

AntiOffline: Irreverent, satirical zine devoted to hacking news; original articles; and spoofed Web pages.

Fravia+: Very original site devoted to searching/penetrating the Net with creativity.

Deny.de: Educational portal with news; appz; toolz; and forums with patient, helpful admins.

SamSpade: Heaps of useful CGI gateways.

Mixter Security: CGI gateways; and security self-tests.

CyberArmy: Big site with appz, toolz, tutorials; a hacking-related search engine; and challenges and games.

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