Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 18, 2002


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


MSNBC: Wireless Worries in a 9/11 World 14-Mar-02 15:07:57 ET

Story Highlights:“You may not realize it, but in most major U.S. cities computer data is being broadcast through the air just like FM radio waves or TV signals…”

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“In this post-Sept. 11 era, when everyone is extra vigilant about safety and security, those data broadcasts could be a big headache for Internet security watchdogs…”

Full Story on MSNBC


IDG.net: Cybersecurity: How To Plan for the Inevitable 15-Mar-02 19:15:47 ET

Story Highlights:“For Barry L. Woolsey, CIO of Fleet Credit Card Services, the first public test of his plan for dealing with security incidents began not with a hacker, a cyberterrorist or a disgruntled employee…”

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“It started when a curious customer logged on to Mycard.Fleet.com to make a credit card paymentand inadvertently discovered a security hole that would earn headlines on MSNBC.com and force Fleet to shut down its site for five hours…”

Full Story on IDG.net


InformationWeek: In Lockstep on Security 18-Mar-02 16:11:20 ET

Story Highlights:“A company competing to win new business these days needs to bring more to the table than quality products at the right price…”

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“That company also better have effective information security–and be able to prove it. Anything less can be a deal-breaker…”

Full Story on InformationWeek


PCWorld.com: ASPs Suffering from Sub-Par Security 15-Mar-02 13:22:49 ET

Story Highlights:“One in four application service providers have sub-par security, lacking fundamentals such as user authentication, virus protection, network security, and firewall services…”

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“These factors are integral elements of a security plan and are quite necessary to be considered by players in the market…”

Full Story on PCWorld.com


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