Network Security Roundup for September 8, 2003

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The Register: The Trouble with Anti-virus09-Sep-03 13:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Traditional techniques aimed at stemming the flood of viruses and worms are failing to keep pace with the rise in malicious code. Users have known this for years — at least intuitively. Even vendors admit — at least privately — that there’s an issue. Now, for the first time, there’s research to back up this gut instinct.”

Full Story on The Register

Security Pipeline: A Hack in Progress08-Sep-03 16:05 ET

Story Highlights:“Ryan Breed is a hacker. He’s honed his skills since his undergraduate days at the University of Rochester, where a cryptography course piqued his interest in network security. Breed, 28, enjoys the analysis of computer systems and ‘decomposing systems and figuring out how they work.'”

Full Story on Security Pipeline

The Register: Is It a Worm, a Virus, or a Trojan?05-Sep-03 07:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Let’s see, anyone remember the name of the worm that began on August 11th? W32.Lovsan.worm, Win32.Poza, Lovsan, W32.Blaster.Worm, WORM_MSBLAST.A, Win32.Blaster, Win32.MSBlast.A, Worm/Lovsan.A, Worm.Win32.Blaster.6176, Worm.Win32.Lovesan, Blaster, W32/Blaster, Win32/MSBlast.A, W32/Blaster-A, W32.Blaster, Win32/Lovsan.A. And that’s just the initial worm. Then we got variants.”

Full Story on The Register

Fairfax I.T.: Many Companies Still Aren’t Ready for Next Attack08-Sep-03 12:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Worms. Viruses. Power blackouts. All were painful reminders to businesses and other organisations in recent weeks that without access to their data, work grinds to a halt. But surprisingly, many companies are still ill-prepared for the worst.”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

CNN: Warrant Seeks N.Y. Times, Google Hacker08-Sep-03 10:38 ET

Story Highlights:“A nationally known computer hacker is being sought on a federal arrest warrant stemming from a sealed complaint in New York, a federal defender in California said Friday.”

Full Story on CNN

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