Cybercrime Roundup for July 2, 2003

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E-Commerce Times: Best Firewalls for Big Enterprises02-Jul-03 07:00 ET

Story Highlights:“With multiple offices, thousands of employees and a wealth of electronic access points into their systems, large enterprises must lock down a great deal of infrastructure to stay safe. Although no firewall is perfect, several can keep even the most colossal companies relatively secure. Which are the best firewalls for big business?”

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ABCNews: Microsoft Finds Another Flaw in Passport02-Jul-03 03:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Corp. said it has fixed another security flaw in its popular Internet Passport service, which could have allowed hackers to hijack some older accounts.”

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Wired: Wireless Hunters on the Prowl02-Jul-03 02:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Despite rocketing popularity, awareness of WiFi’s weak security remains relatively low. WorldWide WarDrive takes to the streets to drive home the point that wireless networks need protection, too.”

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TechWeb: Should Security Be Kept Secret?02-Jul-03 08:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Does a customers right-to-know extend to flaws in software and network security? Some state and national legislators definitely think so, and judging by Symantecs mea culpa over delays in disclosing a potential vulnerability in its software, industry leaders seem to agree with them.”

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The Register: Transylvanian Hackers Put the Bite on01-Jul-03 08:35 ET

Story Highlights:“A gang of Romanian ‘cyber terrorists’ has blackmailed several top American firms to the tune of up to $50,000 apiece. The gang gained unauthorised access to protected databases, downloaded files, and threatened to publish sensitive commercial data on the Internet, if their demands weren’t met.”

Full Story on The Register

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