Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for September 25, 2002


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


CNN: China Denies Hacking Dalai Lama Computer 25-Sep-02 10:29:11 ET

Story Highlights:“Responding to accusations that China’s government tried to break into the Dalai Lama’s computer network, a government spokeswoman said Wednesday that Beijing opposes all computer hacking…”

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“The spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry’s press division said she had no details on the accusation by the computer manager for the Tibet Buddhist leader’s government in exile in India…”

Full Story on CNN


MSNBC: Xbox Configuration Changed 24-Sep-02 08:02:31 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has changed the internal configuration of its Xbox game console, a move intended to thwart hackers and lower manufacturing costs…”

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“Word of the changes began spreading on sites devoted Xbox hacking, with some buyers of recently manufactured Xbox units complaining that mod chips designed for the original console won’t work now…”

Full Story on MSNBC


InformationWeek: Tech Managers Struggle To Show Value of Security 24-Sep-02 17:10:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Last year’s terrorist attacks made information-security issues a hot topic…”

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“But IT managers still struggle with the dilemma of how to make less tech-savvy company officers understand the demands of solid security and how to convince them to make the proper investments…”

Full Story on InformationWeek


Fairfax I.T.: Third Slapper Variant Surfaces 24-Sep-02 21:09:42 ET

Story Highlights:“A third variant of the Linux Slapper worm is now out in the wild, according to security vendor Internet Security Systems. Slapper affects the Apache web server running vulnerable versions of OpenSSL…”

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“Slapper.C, which has infected about 1,500 systems so far, has taken on several viral characteristics. It attempts to locate any file on the filesystem that is executable and writable by its user id…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


ComputerWorld: Cisco Enhances WLAN Security 24-Sep-02 15:03:47 ET

Story Highlights:“As expected, Cisco Systems Inc. has beefed up security for its wireless LAN product line to help prevent hackers from hijacking a user’s identity during an authentication session…”

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“Cisco today will start offering a free software patch that will allow users to add Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP) protection to existing 802.11b or WiFi wireless LAN systems…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


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