Daily Cybercrime and Security Report


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.


ZDNET UK: Romeo and Juliet Virus Fails To Flare Up 22-Nov-00 08:33:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Antivirus firms in the UK have reassured customers that the ‘Romeo and Juliet’ virus, part of a more dangerous trend in virus writing, currently poses only a minor threat to…”

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“Antivirus researchers at Symantec and Network Associates, however, say that only a handful of customers in Europe have reported the virus. Reports are mainly restricted to Poland where the virus is believed to have originated…”

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ComputerWeekly: Security is Main Trade Issue 22-Nov-00 09:35:53 ET

Story Highlights:“The development of e-business in Britain is being crippled by a lack of attention to e-security and a widespread ignorance among users about security threats, a survey has revealed…”

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“Rob Eatwell, director of business development at Network Associates, said the results pointed to the fact that the overall management of e-security within UK companies was lax. ‘Nowadays, with hackers using exactly the same technology as…”

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Interactive Week: Surfing Behind Closed Doors 27-Nov-00 15:03:01 ET

Story Highlights:“Keeping someone’s tracks across the Web secret has long been a tough prospect, with every footprint recorded in somebody’s log files. Services that could help the user remain private have been hindered by…”

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“Throw in consumer apathy, and it’s no wonder that companies specializing in making Web surfing anonymous have…”

Full Story on ZDNet Interactive Week


ZDNET UK: Signed Code: Security or Censorship? 27-Nov-00 12:09:31 ET

Story Highlights:“Depending on Microsoft’s approach, code signing could not only secure the desktop, but the software giant’s control over it as well…”

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“Just last month, Microsoft found that a hacker had accessed their own internal network and may have had access to source code currently under development. Finally, the operating system itself has to be secure, said Bellovin…”

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