Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 10, 2002


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


E-Commerce Times: E-Commerce Sites Fail Security 101 10-Jan-02 06:18:07 ET

Story Highlights:“If there are four words e-commerce can always live by they are these: Never Get Too Comfortable…”

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“Fresh evidence of the importance of this unwritten rule came to light on when it was reported that computer security expert David Devitry found a hole in Citibank’s Internet payment program, C2it.com…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times


The Register: AOL Buddy-Hole Fix Has Backdoor 09-Jan-02 06:17:02 ET

Story Highlights:“A member of w00w00, the security enthusiasts who first reported the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) games request vulnerability, has alerted users that a fix the group recommends has its own backdoor…”

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“Apparently, the AIM Filter by Robbie Saunders which w00w00 had recommended is infected…”

Full Story on The Register


MSNBC: Virus Writers Get Head Start on .NET 09-Jan-02 17:45:55 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsofts .NET services might be a year away, but theres already a computer virus designed to attack them…”

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“An enterprising virus writer has managed to create a malicious program using .NET computer languages and released it late Tuesday…”

Full Story on MSNBC


CNN: Debate Continues Over Security of Windows XP 09-Jan-02 08:15:44 ET

Story Highlights:“Differences of opinion continue to swirl over a potentially problematic Universal Plug and Play service in Microsoft Corp.’s Windows XP operating system…”

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“The FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center last week revised a recent security bulletin, removing a recommendation that systems administrators consider disabling the UPnP service…”

Full Story on CNN


The Register: iPlanet Security Flaws Unmasked 09-Jan-02 17:19:26 ET

Story Highlights:“A pair of vulnerabilities on widely-used Web server software from iPlanet has been uncovered…”

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“In the more serious case Netscape Enterprise Server 3.x and iPlanet Web Server 4.x, running on the Windows operating system, can be subjected to a denial of service attack…”

Full Story on The Register


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