Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for September 11, 2002

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

TechWeb: After 9/11: A New Role for IT 11-Sep-02 09:22:51 ET

Story Highlights:“For business technology prosand everyone elsethe post-Sept. 11 era is still evolving…”

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“But technology is already being asked to solve new business and security problems that most people used to happily ignore…”

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MSNBC: New Sept. 11 Worm Not a Threat 10-Sep-02 21:03:48 ET

Story Highlights:“A programming prankster has released an Internet worm that seeks to tempt victims by promising a message about Sept. 11…”

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“Antivirus firm F-secure Corp. rates the worm — called ‘Chet’ — a low risk because it is hampered by programming bugs and doesn’t work as its author intended…”

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Washington Post: Administration Pares Cyber-Security Plan 10-Sep-02 15:41:23 ET

Story Highlights:“As the White House moves to finalize a national plan to better secure cyberspace, high-tech firms and other companies are continuing a furious campaign to have some recommendations struck from the document…”

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“The administration no longer plans to recommend that Internet service providers such as America Online, MSN and EarthLink bundle firewall and other security technology with their software…”

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The Register: Win-XP Help Center Request Wipes Your HD 11-Sep-02 08:28:09 ET

Story Highlights:“A malicious Win-XP Help Center request can easily and silently delete the contents of any directory on your Windows machine, we’ve learned…”

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“Worse, MS has rolled the fix silently into SP1 without making a public announcement. A good sketch of the problem in English, along with a harmless self-test, can be found here, thanks to Mike at, who did some tinkering after noticing a tip on a BBS…”

Full Story on The Register

The Register: Intel Selects VeriSign for Mobile Security 11-Sep-02 08:32:56 ET

Story Highlights:“VeriSign Inc has secured itself a place at the heart of Intel Corp’s mobile strategy with a deal to embed its technology in the chip giant’s next-generation notebook processor…”

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“Under the deal, announced at the chip vendor’s developer forum in San Jose yesterday, VeriSign will optimize its digital certificates and Personal Trust Agent Technology for Intel’s Banias notebook processor, which is due to launch next year…”

Full Story on The Register

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