Cybercrime Roundup for July 7, 2003

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E-Commerce Times: The Fine Art of Password Protection07-Jul-03 07:45 ET

Story Highlights:“Passwords are both the universal language for network navigation and the weakest link in network security, as fraught with peril as they are essential. However, any enterprise, large or small, can take steps to minimize risk without resorting to cutting-edge and costly technologies like biometrics.”

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CNN: Web Hacking Contest Claims ‘No Big Names’07-Jul-03 10:55 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer hackers vying in a global contest on Sunday defaced a slew of Web sites, but the damage was confined to the Internet’s backwater of small, unsecured sites.”

Full Story on CNN

TechWeb: WLAN Security: Does Anybody Care?07-Jul-03 12:05 ET

Story Highlights:“About half of all enterprises neglect wireless local area network (WLAN) security, according to a new Jupiter Research report. Just as bad, many enterprises that do deploy wireless security rely on simple but relatively ineffective measures like Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP).”

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ComputerWorld: Five Tips for Effective Patch Management03-Jul-03 16:59 ET

Story Highlights:“According to data from the FBI and Carnegie Mellon University, more than 90% of all security breaches involve a software vulnerability caused by a missing patch that the IT department already knows about.”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

FairFax I.T.: Pope Hires Experts to Ward Off Website Attackers07-Jul-03 15:43 ET

Story Highlights:“The Vatican has revealed that it has taken on a team of experts to protect the Pope’s website, which is attacked by at least 30 mainly U.S. hackers every day.”

Full Story on FairFax I.T.

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