Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 19, 2002

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

The Register: SafeWeb Holes Emerge, Said Fixed 18-Feb-02 11:52:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Late last week Boston University’s David Martin and the Privacy Foundation’s Andrew Schulman released a report demonstrating the ease with which the SafeWeb proxy could be defeated with Javascript…”

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“SafeWeb no longer offers its free anonymous Web proxy, but it is licenced to PrivaSec, which is offering the service…”

Full Story on The Register

N Y Daily News: ID Theft New Face of Crime 17-Feb-02 05:32:59 ET

Story Highlights:“The key is your mother’s maiden name. Once computer hackers and other new-age thieves have that, they’re halfway home to successfully cloning your identity and stealing a stash of cash in your name…”

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“The other half the rest of your identity is easier to obtain: your Social Security number, date of birth and, of course, your name…”

Full Story on N Y Daily News

ZDNET UK: Wireless Network Security Shows Cracks 18-Feb-02 06:46:29 ET

Story Highlights:“A new set of security measures aimed at making 802.11-type wireless LANs safe from hackers is fundamentally flawed, according to researchers from the University of Maryland…”

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“Professor William Arbaugh and Arunesh Mishra say in a paper published last week that the new 802.1X security system has two basic problems — one where a hacker can hijack an existing connection, and another where they can interpose themselves during authentication and steal access information as it’s being set up…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

The Register: Virus Smuggling Risk for Outlook Express Users 15-Feb-02 12:15:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Security researchers have identified a way to smuggle virus laden emails past AV checkers and into the in-boxes of Outlook Express users…”

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“A demo suggests it’s possible to send attachments to Outlook Express users using non-standard attachment techniques, by encapsulating the data in Carriage Return () specifiers in the subject line of an email…”

Full Story on The Register

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