Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for September 5, 2002

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

The Register: MS Patches Bogus Certificate Hole on NT, XP 05-Sep-02 05:38:22 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has finally begun patching a severe security flaw in its implementation of digital-certificate basic-constraints checking which we’ve been ranting about for nearly a month…”

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“The stuff-up makes it possible for SSL and e-mail signature certs to be forged…”

Full Story on The Register

Wired: Alert: Windows May Deny Users 04-Sep-02 14:30:58 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has issued an unusual warning to Windows users: watch out for a hack attack that could lock you out of your computer and turn it into a launching pad for other attacks…”

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“But some security experts said Microsoft’s breathless warning provided administrators with little help in sizing up — or even fending off — the potential attack…”

Full Story on Wired

The Register: DNS Vulnerability ‘Critical’ 05-Sep-02 05:24:39 ET

Story Highlights:“Nominum Inc. says a recently discovered flaw in the dominant domain name server on the internet is far more serious than originally thought, and could allow crackers to crash or even take control of any internet-connected application running on Unix…”

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“‘We know for sure we can use this bug to crash any application,’ said Richard Probst, VP of product management at Nominum, which has released a product that fixes the problem…”

Full Story on The Register

MSNBC: Record Industry’s Site Attacked Again 03-Sep-02 23:51:42 ET

Story Highlights:“For the third time in five weeks, the Recording Industry Association of America has come under online attack, apparently by activists irate about the group’s legal efforts to curtail music-swapping…”

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“It had been defaced to include a faux announcement that it would ‘offer the latest albums for download from RIAA.org’ and a small collection of MP3…”

Full Story on MSNBC

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