Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 26, 2002

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

CNN: E-Posses Patrol for Auction Fraud 26-Feb-02 08:25:11 ET

Story Highlights:“Carter Daniels once got scammed in an online auction to the tune of $240…”

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“Now he’s working to help others avoid the same fate — a task he says is necessary because Yahoo! Auctions isn’t doing enough…”

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ComputerWorld: ICANN Panel Weighs DNS Vulnerabilities 25-Feb-02 10:51:44 ET

Story Highlights:“The Internet Software Consortium’s Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) server software is the predominant system for running the Domain Name System (DNS)…”

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“Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit group responsible for the stability of the Internet, recently formed a security committee aimed, in part, at examining DNS security holes…”

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CNN: RSA: Security in 2002 Worse Than 2001, Exec Says 25-Feb-02 08:26:23 ET

Story Highlights:“If you thought computer security was bad in 2001, you’re not going to enjoy 2002…”

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“That was the message from SecurityFocus co-founder and CEO Arthur Wong in a presentation he gave at the RSA Conference 2002…”

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ZDNET UK: Microsoft Finds Several ‘Critical’ Web Glitches 25-Feb-02 07:31:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has released patches for two security holes in its Internet software that could allow hackers to read files off a user’s computer or information in Web pages that they visit…”

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“The company also patched server glitches that could let attackers crash Web servers or take over computer networks attached to Microsoft Web servers…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

The Register: Symantec Intros 5-in-1 Security Appliance 25-Feb-02 18:08:57 ET

Story Highlights:“LSymantec is bundling five security apps into one box…”

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“The idea is to make it easier for small businesses and branch offices to manage security risks more efficiently by using a single appliance. And save money…”

Full Story on The Register

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