Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 5, 2001


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


ZDNET UK: The XP Embedded Catch: Viruses in Your Video Recorder 05-Dec-01 07:22:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft’s release of a version of Windows XP that can squeeze into all sorts of devices, from slot machines to set-top boxes to cash registers, has a catch…”

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“If you’re not careful, you could find that a virus has crashed your video recorder, or a hacker has invaded your refrigerator…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


TechExtreme: Tiny Biometric Sensor Offers Security on the Go 05-Dec-01 06:31:07 ET

Story Highlights:“It may be easy to misplace that notebook PC or personal digital assistant, but a Melbourne, Florida-based company says its fingerprint security technology can make it quite difficult for unauthorized users to get at what is stored on those portable devices…”

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“With a square sensor array measuring 6.5mm by 6.5mm, the company says it is the smallest fingerprint biometric device currently available…”

Full Story on TechExtreme


ZDNET: Ellison Donates Oracle 9i for U.S. Security 05-Dec-01 04:25:17 ET

Story Highlights:“After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Ellison has championed the need for the United States to create a national standard for identification cards…”

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“During his keynote speech at Oracle’s OpenWorld customer conference in San Francisco, Ellison said he has delivered Oracle’s 9i database management software to a U.S. government agency for national security…”

Full Story on ZDNET


Wired: Olympics Net Security Is His Game 05-Dec-01 02:00:08 ET

Story Highlights:“At least one of the techies in charge of securing the 2002 Olympic Winter Games’ computer network is having a lot of fun…”

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“Despite general security concerns and fears of attacks directed at the Olympics computer system, Matt McClung of Salt Lake City security firm Satel is excited about a job that would leave many systems administrators in a catatonic state…”

Full Story on Wired


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