Network Security Roundup for September 11, 2003

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E-Commerce Times: Does the Killer Worm Really Exist?11-Sep-03 03:58 ET

Story Highlights:“Although worms can create media furor and disrupt business, to date they have adhered to a strange dichotomy: A given worm may spread rapidly or deliver a destructive payload — but no worm has accomplished both tasks with equal aplomb. Is that about to change as the latest version of the SoBig worm expires, or is a truly devastating worm still a distant possibility?.”

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TechNewsWorld: Beyond Biometrics: New Strategies for Security11-Sep-03 04:13 ET

Story Highlights:“Biometric security devices have been available in one form or another for 30 years. But biometrics technology for computer security and user authentication might never achieve widespread use, analysts told TechNewsWorld, because of the predominant perception that biometrics technology is costly, inconvenient and intrusive.”

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CNN: Virus Writers Mark 9/11 with New Bugs11-Sep-03 10:43 ET

Story Highlights:“Internet virus writers marked the two-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks in their own inimitable style, releasing Internet contagions that prey on people’s sentimentality and fears.”

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MSNBC: E-voting Critics Point to Security Hole10-Sep-03 13:57 ET

Story Highlights:“The strange case of an election tally that appears to have popped up on the Internet hours before polls closed is casting new doubts about the trustworthiness of electronic voting machines.”

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The Register: Blaster-F Suspect Charged with Cybercrime11-Sep-03 10:50 ET

Story Highlights:“A 24-year-old man suspected of releasing a relatively tame variant of the Blaster worm has been charged with cybercrime offences by Romanian police. If found guilty, Dan Dumitru Ciobanu could face a maximum of 15 years in prison under Romania’s strict new computer crime laws.”

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