Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 15, 2003


A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


The Register: Application Vulnerability Description Language Coined 14-Apr-03 12:04:28 ET

Story Highlights:“Security vendors joined together to back a standard for describing application security vulnerabilities…”

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“The new Application Vulnerability Description Language (AVDL), to be managed through the OASIS consortium, provides an ‘XML standard to define, categorize and classify application vulnerabilities in a standardized fashion…'”

Full Story on The Register


PCWorld: More Secure Web Sign-On Services Shown 15-Apr-03 05:20:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Federated identity and Web services security will dominate the agenda at the annual RSA Conference that kicks off in San Francisco this week…”

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RSA Security, VeriSign and the Liberty Alliance Project will use the event to launch products that address security-related issues that hinder Web services adoption…”

Full Story on PCWorld


The Register: Aussie Court Crackers on Crackers 15-Apr-03 07:04:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Lawyers and security firms have condemned a decision by an Australian court to release without punishment a man who admitted to breaking into ISP OptusNet’s network…”

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“Stephen Craig Dendtler, 22, of Bankstown, New South Wales, escaped either a conviction or fine last week even though he admitted gaining access to thousands of sensitive customer details through a back door in OptusNet’s network…”

Full Story on The Register


InfoWorld: Sun, Symantec Team on IDS Appliance 14-Apr-03 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“Sun Microsystems Inc. and antivirus company Symantec Corp. are releasing a ‘no hassles’ intrusion detection system (IDS) appliance targeted at the enterprise and service provider markets…”

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“The iForce IDS Appliance is a 1U rack-mounted hardware appliance based on Sun’s LX50 server platform…”

Full Story on InfoWorld


IDG.net: New Inkra Appliance Sells Security Services 14-Apr-03 11:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Network appliance maker Inkra Networks Inc. is hoping to tap the seemingly unquenchable thirst for more and better network security with a new appliance that offers virtual security services…”

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“The Inkra 1500/S Virtual Service Switch (VSS) uses Inkra’s existing 1500 and 4000 VSS platforms and Virtual Service Architecture (VSA), to deploy virtual hardware-based security services such as firewalls…”

Full Story on IDG.net


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