Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 6, 2002

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

TechWeb: Encryption Leaves DES Behind 06-Feb-02 09:42:31 ET

Story Highlights:“Nothing moves fast in the world of encryption, which may help explain why the U.S. is only now about to leave 56-bit DES behind for new encryption schemes…”

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“It’s been a long time coming, almost 20 years, in fact. The Data Encryption Standard has long outlived its usefulness…”

Full Story on TechWeb

The Register: DARPA Funds Open-Source Bug Hunt 06-Feb-02 10:46:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Conventional wisdom has long held that open source software garners extra security from the sheer number of people who are free to review the code — ‘Many eyes make all bugs shallow,’ the adage goes…”

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“But now the ‘many eyes’ school of software security may become more than a theory, thanks to a reward system devised by a Oregon-based computer scientist and funded by the U.S. Defense Department…”

Full Story on The Register

LATimes: Cloud Nine Blames DoS for Collapse 05-Feb-02 11:21:59 ET

Story Highlights:“When a small Internet service provider called Cloud Nine Communications Ltd. crashed to earth, it blamed hackers for overwhelming its networks with bogus traffic…”

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“The blitz cut short Cloud Nine’s six-year existence and underscored the mounting costs of protecting online businesses against increasingly sophisticated attackers…”

Full Story on LATimes

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