Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 11, 2002

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

The Register: The Valentine’s Day Virus Massacre 11-Feb-02 01:02:13 ET

Story Highlights:“Exchanging electronic Valentine’s cards and downloading romance-themed programs from the Internet increases the risk of spreading viruses…”

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“Disguising worms as greetings cards has become a popular ploy for virus writers…”

Full Story on The Register Websense, SonicWALL Got You Covered Inside and Out 07-Feb-02 17:02:32 ET

Story Highlights:“Internet security companies Websense Inc. and SonicWALL Thursday outlined their strategy to protect your data — mostly from your employees…”

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“Computer-related risk has become the national obsession as of late…”

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MSNBC: Experts Vote Down Internet Elections 07-Feb-02 00:31:08 ET

Story Highlights:“After several years debating minimum requirements for voting equipment, the computer science and public policy communities appear to agree that the Internet – as it exists today — can’t sufficiently safeguard the privacy, security and reliability of the voting process…”

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“Another privacy problem: no matter how secure the Internet voting servers, voters’ own computers would still be vulnerable to hackers…”

Full Story on MSNBC

ZDNET UK: Digital ID: You Shop, They Snoop? 11-Feb-02 11:02:26 ET

Story Highlights:“Sun Microsystems has joined a program called Auto-ID to build wireless digital identification tags into everything from razor blades to soup…”

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“But building transponders into every sort of product could spark privacy concerns, said David Holtzman, an Internet security researcher and former Network Solutions chief technology officer…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

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