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.


MSNBC: Experts Play Down Security Flaw 21-Mar-01 22:39:10 ET

Story Highlights:“The vulnerability in Pretty Good Privacy, disclosed by two Czech cryptologists a day earlier, could allow a hacker to use someone elses electronic signature to send messages…”

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“That, in essence, could mean the forging of signatures increasingly used to authorize such things as financial transactions…”

Full Story on MSNBC


Info World: A Fly in PGP’s Ointment? 21-Mar-01 20:01:55 ET

Story Highlights:“A Czech company is hoping to make a big splash at the world’s largest trade show this week by publicizing an alleged vulnerability in PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) encryption software used by millions of people around the world…”

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“The chances of a breach that takes advantage of the vulnerability, however, are low enough to turn the company’s splash into a splatter…”

Full Story on Info World


ZDNET UK: Digital Sleuthing Uncovers Hacking Costs 22-Mar-01 14:46:19 ET

Story Highlights:“It took the intruder less than a minute to break into the university’s computer via the Internet, and he stayed less than a half an hour…”

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“Yet finding out what he did in that time took researchers, on average, more than 34 hours each…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


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