Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 14, 2001

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

ZDNET: Tech Industry Warned: ‘We’re at War’ 13-Dec-01 16:04:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Although a major terrorist attack against the Internet has yet to happen, businesses should start protecting themselves–and thus, the U.S. economy–against just such an eventuality, said Floyd Kvamme, special technology adviser to President Bush…”

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“‘The message is: We are at war,’ Kvamme said. ‘And war requires special activities on the part of everyone…'”

Full Story on ZDNET

The Register: MS Releases Mother of all IE Security Patches 14-Dec-01 13:10:23 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has released a cumulative patch for Internet Explorer which the firm says is a ‘critical’ security precaution against crackers which should be applied ‘immediately…'”

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“Installation of the mother of all patches ‘eliminates all previously discussed security vulnerabilities affecting IE 5.5 and IE 6’ as well as tackling three newly discovered vulnerabilities…”

Full Story on The Register

The Age: Hackers Strike Mandela Children’s Fund Website with Semi-Nude Pictures 13-Dec-01 11:27:22 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers have struck the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund website, getting it to divert to a site showing a semi-naked young woman…”

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“Web surfers trying to log on to the site, were diverted to ‘Tina’s Free Live Cam’ instead, where a woman claiming to be a 19-year-old New York student showed off her body…”

Full Story on The Age

The Register: Quantum Crypto Edges Closer 14-Dec-01 10:27:59 ET

Story Highlights:“British boffins have made a breakthrough in quantum cryptography, an advanced code-making technology which is theoretically uncrackable…”

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“The researchers from the University of Cambridge and Toshiba have discovered a way of incorporating semiconductor nano-technology into an LED so they can trigger the emission of single photons at regulated times…”

Full Story on The Register

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