Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for August 7, 2002

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

The Register: Database Security Breaches on the Increase 07-Aug-02 05:46:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Direct security breaches against databases appear to be on the rise, according to the recently released Summer 2002 Database Developers survey from research firm Evans Data Corp…”

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“The report revealed that one in five respondents have experienced a direct breach in security, up significantly from the winter survey six months ago when 12% reported direct breaches…”

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TechWeb: Figuring Out Firewalls 07-Aug-02 05:03:47 ET

Story Highlights:“Two or three years ago, a firewall and an anti-virus package were the entire defense arsenal for most companies…”

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“Now, they’re just parts of a comprehensive array of assessment, monitoring, intrusion-detection, anti-Trojan, and other weapons that savvy enterprises employ to protect themselves from Internet and network-based threats…”

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The Register: Win32 API Utterly and Irredeemably Broken 07-Aug-02 05:31:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Windows might possibly be the most insecure piece of viral code ever to infect a computer, according to Chris Paget who’s found a fascinating hole in the Win32 Messaging System which he believes is irreparable…”

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“The research leading to this discovery was inspired by MS Veep Jim Allchin, who testified to the effect that if flaws in the Windows Messaging System were sufficiently understood, national security would be deeply compromised…”

Full Story on The Register

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