Network Security Roundup for September 24, 2003

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CNN: ‘Welchia Worm’ Hits U.S. State Dept. Network24-Sep-03 01:18 ET

Story Highlights:“A computer worm named ‘Welchia’ contaminated part of the U.S. State Department’s computer network on Tuesday, according to a senior State Department official. The worm did not affect the network’s classified files.”

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Security Pipeline: Will Security Professionals Get Promoted? 24-Sep-03 07:28 ET

Story Highlights:“Security is finally becoming a primary IT job function. But does it mean that security professionals will be granted their own role in executive management? Is that the silver lining inside the dramatic increase in IT’s security-related issues and work-loads?”

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Computerworld: U.S. Government Looks To Shape Cybersecurity with New Oracle Pact23-Sep-03 19:10 ET

Story Highlights:“The U.S. government is starting to use its immense purchasing power to influence cybersecurity, beginning with a Department of Energy contract with Oracle Corp. that requires the software vendor to build in security configurations.”

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BBC: Lloyds TSB E-mail Scam Alert24-Sep-03 12:12 ET

Story Highlights:“Lloyds TSB has become the latest UK bank to be targeted by e-mail fraudsters, BBC News Online has learned. The bank is warning its customers to watch out for a wave of bogus e-mails designed to extract personal bank details from them.”

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Washington Post: Security Report Puts Blame on Microsoft24-Sep-03 08:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Viruses, worms and other cyber-attacks that are crippling computers with increasing frequency cannot be stopped as long as the software of one company — Microsoft Corp. — dominates computing, according to a paper prepared by corporate technology officers and researchers.”

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