Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 4, 2002


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


ComputerWorld: Preparing the Net for Terrorist Attack 03-Dec-02 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“The Internet’s resilience after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks may make the system appear invincible to physical damage, but experts warn that the Net must be a part of any disaster recovery plan…”

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“While Americans struggled with jammed telephone networks, backup systems compensated for crucial Internet facilities damaged in the attack in Manhattan, and e-mail and Internet traffic flowed well…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


PCWorld: Security Firm Rewrites Rules on Disclosing Flaws 03-Dec-02 16:25:46 ET

Story Highlights:“Internet Security Systems, which has been criticized for publicly releasing information about security problems in software before giving application developers time to deal with holes, has issued a revised set of guidelines for how it will handle security warnings…”

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“The Atlanta-based ISS posted the guidelines on its Web site Monday, along with a statement from Chris Rouland, director of the company’s X-Force group of security experts, whose aim is to determine online threats and issue information about them…”

Full Story on PCWorld


IDG.net: Sybase Patches Three Security Holes 03-Dec-02 15:20:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Sybase Inc. has issued a security patch for three vulnerabilities affecting the newest versions of its database software that could allow a malicious hacker to gain control of a Sybase server and run arbitrary code on it…”

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“Sybase said it wasn’t aware of any systems that have been affected by the problem, but advised customers to download and install the patches, which were made available on its Web site last week…”

Full Story on IDG.net


The Register: Vendors Complete Tougher ICSA 4.0 Firewall Tests 04-Dec-02 10:24:41 ET

Story Highlights:“ICSA Labs, which provides one of the most important certifications firewall vendors strive for, said yesterday it has completed the first wave of tests of product against version 4.0 of its certification criteria…”

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“For the first time, ICSA has also split its certification into three categories and is awarding three different certification logos — for residential, small and medium business, and corporate firewall products…”

Full Story on The Register


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