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Daily Cybercrime and Security Report

By Courtesy of TechNewsWorld.com
Jan 5, 2001 11:54 AM PT



If you do business on the Internet, you cannot afford to be uninformed about the dangers and pitfalls that cybercrime poses. The following is a daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

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CNN: Studies: U.S. Security Threatened by Internet
04-Jan-01 10:24:46 ET

Story Highlights:
"During the next 15 years, the U.S. will face a new breed of Internet-enabled terrorists, criminals and nation/state adversaries that will launch attacks not with planes and tanks, but with computer viruses and logic bombs..."

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"A report by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) went even further, warning of a future cyberarms race..."

Full Story on CNN


MSNBC: Bytes Without the Blood in Mideast
04-Jan-01 16:55:58 ET

Story Highlights:
"Scenes of street violence are played out day after day in Palestinian towns across Gaza and the West Bank. But another modern-day arena for battle between the Palestinians and the Israelis is growing ever more heated..."

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"Cyber-soldiers for months have been hacking computer servers, distributing viruses, defacing Web sites and conducting e-mail 'bombing' campaigns, which overload systems and..."

Full Story on MSNBC


Forbes: Clinton Orders Retooling of Counterintelligence
05-Jan-01 11:39:35 ET

Story Highlights:
"President Clinton, in his waning days in office, has ordered a retooling of the country's counterintelligence efforts..."

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"White House National Security Council spokesman P.J. Crowley said Clinton signed the order in late December 2000 with a view toward addressing a changing espionage environment in which computer hackers can steal government and corporate secrets..."

Full Story on Forbes


SiliconValley.com: Coalition Makes Concession on Anti-Piracy Technology
05-Jan-01 00:25:22 ET

Story Highlights:
"After an outcry from privacy advocates, a group of leading computer hardware makers has agreed to give consumers the right to turn off a controversial new copy-protection feature on computer hard drives..."

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"The technology, developed by an IBM-lead consortium called 4C, would prevent consumers from making copies of music or movies without the permission of the record label or studio that holds the rights. The copy-protection feature..."

Full Story on SiliconValley.com


ZDNET UK: Macromedia Investigates Shockwave Security
04-Jan-01 10:39:24 ET

Story Highlights:
"Software giant Macromedia is investigating reports that its Flash Player plugin for Internet browsers could allow malicious hackers access to computers connected to the Internet..."

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"Although the author of the alert suggests the vulnerability could be exploited to upload viruses, Trojan horses or other malicious code to a computer with Shockwave installed, one security expert thinks..."

Full Story on ZDNET UK


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What do you think of politically inspired Internet memes?
They tend to be brutally honest about their targets.
They're usually cheap shots based on lies.
They're often stupid but amusing.
They can have a dangerous influence on uninformed people.
They don't impress me one way or the other.