Daily Cybercrime and Security Report

If you do business on the Internet, you cannot afford to be uninformed about the dangers and pitfalls that cybercrime poses. The following is a daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

ZDNET UK: VCard Security Hole Leaves Outlook Users Exposed 26-Feb-01 07:37:47 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer security experts have issued warnings about a vulnerability affecting Microsoft’s Outlook 2000 email client that could allow a hacker to take control of a user’s machine…”

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“The vulnerability lies with Outlook’s compatibility with vCards (Virtual Cards) — a special type of file that makes it possible for different email and organiser programs to share contact details…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

ZDNET UK: Online Battleground – Has Your Home Page Been Hijacked? 26-Feb-01 04:09:16 ET

Story Highlights:“Web surfers are in a tug-of-war for control of their home page settings, fighting off increasingly aggressive tactics by Net businesses and online marketers aimed at commandeering first rights to consumers’ browsers…”

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“Unsuspecting consumers who install software, open attachments or merely visit certain Web sites can find themselves tethered to an unwanted start page every time they log onto the Net…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

Ananova: Microsoft E-Mail ‘Vulnerable’ to Birthday Card Viruses 24-Feb-01 10:13:45 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has admitted the way its e-mail programmes handle birthday data in electronic business cards could leave PCs vulnerable to viruses…”

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“A malicious attacker would have to code a piece of data, place the data in the birthday field of the card and send it in an e-mail to the victim…”

Full Story on Ananova

ZDNET UK: World Economic Forum Hacking Suspect Nabbed 24-Feb-01 04:09:31 ET

Story Highlights:“Swiss police have arrested a man suspected of hacking the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and stealing the credit card details of distinguished attendees…”

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“Police in Geneva swooped on the suspect on Friday following an intensive investigation, according to French press reports…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

CNN: Police Arrest Davos Hacking Suspect 23-Feb-01 23:08:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Swiss police have arrested a man on suspicion of hacking into the computer systems at the Davos economic forum…”

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“Police said the Swiss citizen would be charged with data theft, unauthorised entry into a computer system, damage to property and misuse of credit cards…”

Full Story on CNN

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