Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for August 6, 2001


A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


Wired: The Man Who Debunks Virus Myths 06-Aug-01 06:37:48 ET

Story Highlights:“Rob Rosenberger is determined to shine the bright light of sarcasm into every dark corner of the computer security industry…”

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“His website, Vmyths, focuses on presenting the facts — as Rosenberger sees them — about computer viruses, dispelling any media-fueled hysteria about computer security and disputing the smallest shred of misinformation from the security industry itself…”

Full Story on Wired


CRMDaily.com: Visa Unveils Fraud-Fighting Internet Payment System 03-Aug-01 13:59:31 ET

Story Highlights:“Visa USA is rolling out a new Internet-based payment system designed to to raise confidence among consumers worried about online security…”

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“Dubbed ‘Verified by Visa,’ the app confirms card users’ identities at the time of purchase while operating on Web browsers, wireless devices or PDAs (personal digital assistants)…”

Full Story on CRMDaily.com


[email protected] Week: A Net Unprotected 06-Aug-01 09:06:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Security experts are warning that the problems spawned by the malicious computer program Code Red may be dwarfed by the pain that lies ahead…”

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“Some worry Internet security problems are going to get really bad, really soon, especially because of the ‘polymorphic worm,’ an impending threat that’s nearly undetectable…”

Full Story on [email protected] Week


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