Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 8, 2002

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

PCWorld: Trend Micro Offers Cash Back for Viruses 07-Oct-02 10:21:09 ET

Story Highlights:“Antivirus software maker Trend Micro announced a new twist in the competitive market for enterprise security software: cash back for tardy virus updates…”

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“The new program, called the Virus Response Service Level Agreement (SLA), guarantees premium-support customers that for each infected file submitted for analysis, the company will issue a virus pattern file that can be used by Trend Micro’s software to scan for the virus within two hours of the submission or the company will pay a fine…”

Full Story on PCWorld

Fairfax I.T.: Email Hoax Gets Fresh Leash of Life, Thanks to Bugbear 08-Oct-02 01:10:48 ET

Story Highlights:“A new version of an email hoax that played out in August this year and was noticed by anti-virus vendor McAfee is tied to the current Bugbear scare…”

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“The original hoax was in the form of an email that asked Windows users to delete a file called JDBGMGR.EXE…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

Wired: Report: WiFi Networks Too Risky 08-Oct-02 02:00:34 ET

Story Highlights:“Starbucks customers who like surfing the Net wirelessly as they sip lattes might be surprised to hear that the federal government considers the practice dangerous…”

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“In a recently released report, the government asked federal agencies to exercise extra caution when using a wireless local area network (LAN) for Internet access…”

Full Story on Wired

The Register: 3Com Upgrades FireWall Cards 08-Oct-02 08:47:54 ET

Story Highlights:“3Com has launched a rack of new embedded Firewall Cards. The range includes a new 3Com Firewall PC Card, as well as a revamp of existing Firewall Desktop PCI Cards, 3Com Firewall Server PCI Cards and 3Com Embedded Firewall Policy Server…”

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“Designed to secure vulnerable notebooks and remote PCs, the products provide hardware firewall protection with built-in 10/100 LAN connectivity…”

Full Story on The Register

BBC: Fake Bank Website Cons Victims 08-Oct-02 09:43:15 ET

Story Highlights:“West African criminals have used a fake version of a British bank’s online service to milk victims of cash…”

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“The fake site was used to squeeze more money out of people they had already hooked…”

Full Story on BBC

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