Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 12, 2002

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

The Register: Charney an Ominous MS Pick 12-Feb-02 07:50:12 ET

Story Highlights:“At the Blackhat Security Briefings in New Orleans last week my standard opening question in conversation was, ‘So, what do you think about Scott Charney?’…”

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“Microsoft’s pick might signal that the company intends to launch a hacker crackdown of its own…”

Full Story on The Register

Ananova: Microsoft Offers Anti-Hacker Remedy for Browser Flaws 12-Feb-02 03:19:10 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has released a patch to correct six new security flaws in its Internet Explorer browser…”

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“Christopher Budd, security programme manager for Microsoft, said the most serious of the flaws could allow a hacker to run any program on a user’s computer simply by emailing the user a website…”

Full Story on Ananova

MSNBC: MSN Messenger Flaw More Serious 11-Feb-02 15:46:01 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft … said it is investigating reports that new MSN Messenger users who sign up for the service could find their account already populated with contact information from someone else’s account…”

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“The more serious new flaw would allow an intruder to steal a Messenger account simply by duping a victim into visiting a specific Web page that contained malicious programming commands…”

Full Story on MSNBC

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