Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 31, 2002

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

InformationWeek: Sifting For Software Vulnerabilities Drains Security Staff 30-Jan-02 16:35:14 ET

Story Highlights:“A survey sponsored by SecurityFocus, a security-intelligence firm, has found that security professionals spend more than two hours each day hunting for the security information they need to protect their company’s digital assets…”

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“Andrew Bagrin, manager of network planning for Regal Cinema, says that despite his company’s effective use of security applications, keeping a constant vigil for new vulnerabilities and viruses is always on his mind…”

Full Story on InformationWeek

TechWeb: Put Your Network On Alert 30-Jan-02 15:24:39 ET

Story Highlights:“Enterprises that are serious about corporate security know that even a solid firewall does only so much…”

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“That’s why they either already have an intrusion detection system (IDS), or are about to install one…”

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The Register: Out of the Box, Linux is ‘Dreadfully Insecure’ 31-Jan-02 09:20:18 ET

Story Highlights:“Jay Beale, the lead developer of Bastille Linux and an independent security consultant, says it’s not the Unix-based systems with interesting stuff on them that get hacked, it’s the vulnerable ones…”

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“And if you’re not prepared to tighten up what you get from the vendor, it’s just a matter of time…”

Full Story on The Register

ComputerWorld: Netscape Flaw Leaves Cookies Unsecure 29-Jan-02 18:19:47 ET

Story Highlights:“A security flaw in Netscape Communications Corp.’s Navigator Web browser can let malicious Web site operators view the information stored in cookies on a user’s computer…”

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“The vulnerability affects Navigator versions 6 through 6.2, as well as Version 0.9.6 and earlier versions of the open-source version of Navigator, Mozilla…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

LATimes: Alleged Hacker Freed on $50,000 Bond 30-Jan-02 07:41:34 ET

Story Highlights:“A former Los Alamos (N.M.) National Laboratory computer specialist accused of hacking was freed on $50,000 bond and ordered to stay away from computers and several other electronic devices…”

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“Jerome Heckenkamp, 22, was charged last year in federal courts in San Jose and San Diego with breaking into the networks of EBay, Exodus Communications, Qualcomm…”

Full Story on LATimes

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