Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 16, 2002


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


ZDNET: IE Privacy Flaw Still Causing Leaks 15-Jan-02 08:46:38 ET

Story Highlights:“New privacy-enhancing controls in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6.0 can be rendered useless by a long-known security flaw in Windows Media Player…”

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“The software giant has heavily promoted the privacy features of its new browser, which includes support for recently approved standards known as P3P…”

Full Story on ZDNET


The Register: F-Secure Fixes Scanner Glitch 15-Jan-02 19:20:49 ET

Story Highlights:“F-Secure has discovered a bug that can cause system crashes on Windows machines loaded with its antivirus software…”

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“In real life, the flaw is very rare – only three customer sightings in a year. Today the company has issued a fix…”

Full Story on The Register


ZDNET: Hackers Digging Through Solaris Hole 16-Jan-02 10:50:43 ET

Story Highlights:“Online vandals are using a two-month-old security hole in Sun Microsystems’ Solaris operating system to break into servers on the Internet…”

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“Researchers witnessed the attack when one intruder broke into a Solaris server under intense observation as part of the Honeynet Project…”

Full Story on ZDNET


CNN: Hyped Hacker-Investor Claims to Flee Germany 15-Jan-02 08:17:43 ET

Story Highlights:“One of the flashier figures of Germany’s New Economy is disappearing in a puff of smoke…”

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“Kim Schmitz, who touted his reputation as a hacker and then sought to fashion himself as a Net entrepreneur, says he is leaving the country, claiming victimization by organized criminals and the government…”

Full Story on CNN


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