Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 28, 2002

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

InfoWorld: Microsoft Security Push Faces Skepticism 27-Feb-02 23:02:03 ET

Story Highlights:“Many industry watchers remain skeptical that Microsoft, famous for loading its software with bells and whistles, can learn to put security first…”

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“Others question whether it will be technically possible to build hacker-proof software, especially given the sophistication of Microsoft’s upcoming Web services offerings…”

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CNN: Internet Explorer Users Urged To Patch Browser 27-Feb-02 08:44:34 ET

Story Highlights:“Two prominent security groups urged Microsoft Internet Explorer users to apply the latest cumulative security patch for their browsers early this week, calling the flaws ‘serious’ and the need to apply the patch ‘imperative…'”

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“The flaws fixed by the patch affect Internet Explorer version 5.01 and higher…”

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CNN: How Can Personal Firewalls Help Your PC? 27-Feb-02 08:48:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers don’t just target national security organizations for cyberattacks…”

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“They want your tax returns, network passwords, or bank account numbers. And you don’t want the FBI kicking in your door because someone hijacked your PC to participate in the latest denial-of-service attack on the Internet…”

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