Network Security Roundup for July 10, 2003

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E-Commerce Times: ‘Brand Spoofing’ a Growing E-Mail Scam10-Jul-03 07:54 ET

Story Highlights:“SurfControl, a Web and e-mail filtering company, has issued a warning against ‘brand spoofing spam,’ which masquerades as e-mail from a major corporation in order to pry financial and identity information from recipients. The company began noticing brand-spoofing spam in March and now sees more than five cons per month.”

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MSNBC: ‘Critical’ Flaw Found in Windows09-Jul-03 16:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft warned of three new security gaps in its software, including one ‘critical’ Windows flaw that could allow a hacker to run unauthorized code on victims’ PCs.”

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The Register: RFID Spy-Chippers Leak Confidential Data on the Web10-Jul-03 07:23 ET

Story Highlights:“Public relations flacks eager to win the public over to the benefits of mass RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip proliferation have ironically managed to leave their own confidential plans unprotected on the Web.”

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PCWorld: Lottery Site Spoofed09-Jul-03 05:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Scam artists have spoofed the Web site of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission in an attempt to steal personal and financial information from lottery players across the country.”

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InformationWeek: Brazilian Group Wins Hacker Contest09-Jul-03 13:59 ET

Story Highlights:“A Brazilian cracker crew took home the dubious honors in Sunday’s Web defacing contest, a worldwide attack that, for the most part, fizzled. According to the Defacers Challenge Web site, which is back up and running after being pulled down last week by its hosting service, the gang racked up 152 points, about 2-1/2 times the score of the second-place hackbsd crew.”

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