Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 12, 2002

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

CNN: ‘Teaser’ Sites Help Reject Web Scams 11-Jul-02 13:13:51 ET

Story Highlights:“You’ve just lost your job and have nothing on the horizon. Maybe it’s time for a change like working from home…”

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“Or perhaps now is the time to take that nest egg and make an aggressive investment with the possibility of a quick payoff…”

Full Story on CNN Exchange 2000 To Get Security Sweep Fixes 11-Jul-02 11:10:32 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft is planning to release this month the third service pack for its Exchange 2000 server software, which will include fixes for bugs discovered as part of its lengthy review of the software code…”

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“Released to address issues that arise in products after Microsoft has already shipped software to customers, service packs typically includes bug fixes, technical modifications and feature additions…”

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Wired: Palladium: Safe or Security Flaw? 12-Jul-02 02:00:00 ET

Story Highlights:“What’s Palladium? Depending on who you ask, it’s either a catalyst to turn silicon into gold for the PC industry, or it’s the stuff the black helicopters are made of…”

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“Palladium’s goal: Move security-conscious applications out of the server room and back onto the Windows desktop…”

Full Story on Wired

Wired: The Hackers Who Ate New York City 12-Jul-02 02:00:00 ET

Story Highlights:“This weekend, a few thousand systems-obsessed individuals will be able to fuel their paranoia in workshops that promise to reveal in hellish detail the wicked machinations of governments and big corporations…”

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“They will also scoff at the misguided attempts of the ‘amateur’ security workers who are charged with keeping them out of computer systems…”

Full Story on Wired

MSNBC: Home Page Hacked 12-Jul-02 09:07:37 ET

Story Highlights:“USAToday.coms home page was altered by a computer intruder late Thursday night…”

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“Normal news headlines were replaced with prankish items, such as ‘Another shocking ruling from the 9th Circuit Court – Pentagon Unconstitutional?’ The intruders struck at 10:50 p.m. ET, and the prank was live for about 15 minutes…”

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