A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
ZDNET UK: Warez Sites Hold Illegal XP Key 30-Oct-01 07:06:09 ET
Story Highlights:“Copyright protection software specialist BitArts Labs claims to have discovered code that completely removes the registration process from Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system…”
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“BitArts was among several companies that highlighted issues with the licence activation software in beta copies of XP, which Microsoft said would be addressed in the commercial version…”
The Register: Win-XP Firewall Defeats Gibson NanoProbes 26-Oct-01 19:25:41 ET
Story Highlights:“A reader recently told me that the default settings on his Win-XP Pro firewall made him invisible on the Net, at least according to Steve Gibson’s ShieldsUp security diagnostic tool…”
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“So I installed the XP Home Edition last night and enabled the firewall with default settings only. Then I took a little trip over to GRC and submitted myself to an onslaught of Steve’s unimaginably sophisticated NanoProbe Technology…”
ZDNET: Is Microsoft Losing its Grip in Asia? 29-Oct-01 6:15:21 ET
Story Highlights:“Sadly, the never-ending task of downloading patches only seem to delay the inevitable, as new security holes — in Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) software, for example–are still being discovered…”
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“The problem appears more pronounced for Microsoft operating systems, as the software giant controls over 90 percent of the global operating systems and desktop productivity software markets…”
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