Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for November 7, 2001

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

CNN: Routers Could Become Targets of DoS Attacks 06-Nov-01 16:45:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Denial-of-service attacks that target and use misconfigured network routing equipment pose an imminent and real threat to Internet security…”

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“Unlike denial-of-service attacks that involve individual servers, a router-based attack is harder to stop and could result in service disruptions across large swaths of the Internet…”

Full Story on CNN

The Register: Bin Laden Hackers Denounce Founder 06-Nov-01 12:11:56 ET

Story Highlights:“Leet German script k1dd13 and would-be investment guru Kim Schmitz aka Kimble, who recently promoted his YIHAT (Young Intelligent Hackers Against Terrorism) Ninja force with loose claims to have hacked a Sudanese bank with /bin/laden accounts, has been denounced…”

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“Kimble was their mysterious leader. Directly from the inside of the group, I, Splices along with Demannu, tell you the truth of Kimble…”

Full Story on The Register

ZDNET: Microsoft, Researchers Trade Security Blame 07-Nov-01 01:29:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Following recent high-profile worms such as Code Red and Nimda, Microsoft has embarked on a campaign to get researchers to restrain themselves when warning the public about security holes and bugs…”

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“‘We need to establish some kind of code of conduct; a standard of behavior that we all can sign onto,’ said Scott Culp, manager of Microsoft’s security response center…”

Full Story on ZDNET

The Register: Compendium of *nix lpd Vulnerabilities 07-Nov-01 12:29:40 ET

Story Highlights:“So many vulnerabilities affecting the lpd (line printer daemon) have come to light in recent months that CERT/CC has issued a compendium advisory urging all users and admins to review their system configurations and patch status…”

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“‘All of these vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely. In most cases, they allow an intruder to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the lpd server…'”

Full Story on The Register

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