Network Security Roundup for December 11, 2003

ComputerWeekly.com: 2004 Will Bring More Cyberattacks, Warn Experts11-Dec-03 7:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Security experts have warned the new year will offer weary network administrators little respite from a new generation of internet worms, viruses and targeted hacks that appeared in 2003. In 2004, malicious hackers will continue to take advantage of security weaknesses in popular communications protocols such as Remote Procedure Call (RPC), while improvements in hacker tools will shorten the time that technology suppliers and their customers have to respond to new vulnerabilities, warned leading security researchers and corporate security experts at the InfoSecurity 2003 Conference and Exhibition.”

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Silicon.com: SCO Crippled by Denial of Service Attack11-Dec-03 7:45 ET

Story Highlights:“For the third time this year, unknown attackers deluged the SCO Group’s website with enough data to make it inaccessible. The company, known for its claim of ownership of critical pieces of code in the Linux operating system, said the attack started on Wednesday afternoon and continues to block access to the site.”

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CNET: IE Bug Lets Fake Sites Look Real10-Dec-03 17:53 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft on Tuesday said it was looking into reports of a potential bug in its Web browser that could help malicious hackers design convincing Web site spoofs. The bug, according to security alerts by a bug hunter and a Danish security company, Secunia, could let hackers use a technique to display a false Web address on a fake site. Secunia credited the bug to ‘Zap the Dingbat,’ who posted an alert to the Bugtraq security mailing list.”

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TechWeb: Solid Slate of New Wares Debuts at InfoSecurity10-Dec-03 12:33 ET

Story Highlights:“With security the top priority of enterprises for the foreseeable future, it’s no shock that vendors keep pushing the innovation envelope. At InfoSecurity 2003, a conference and expo targeting enterprise security that opened Monday in New York City and wraps up Thursday, a slew of security providers rolled out a solid slate of creative new wares.”

Full Story on TechWeb


Federal Computer Week: Security Info Center Gets $2 Million10-Dec-03 7:30 ET

Story Highlights:“The Treasury Department on Tuesday signed a $2 million one-time contract to upgrade the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS/ISAC), which serves as the central point for the sector’s critical infrastructure warnings. The center is one of many that industries and their government liaisons formed since 1998 to share vulnerability information and alerts when incidents occur that affect critical infrastructure, such as telecommunications and banking.”

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