Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 25, 2002

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

The Register: AOL ICQ in Hacker Risk Alert 25-Jan-02 09:51:19 ET

Story Highlights:“A remotely exploitable buffer overflow glitch poses a risk for AOL ICQ users who have failed to apply a security fix…”

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“It says attackers who are able to exploit the vulnerability may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the victim user…”

Full Story on The Register Banks Suffer Highest Rate of Security Incursions 23-Jan-02 08:34:02 ET

Story Highlights:“Database software developers in the banking and finance industries reported more security breaches than database developers in any other industry polled in a recent survey…”

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“Overall, in a poll of 700 database developers working for U.S.-based corporations and software development firms, 12 percent said the databases they support experienced a security breach within the last year…”

Full Story on The Confessions of A White Hat Hacker 22-Jan-02 02:55:02 ET

Story Highlights:“Last week, I spent most of my time installing Linux and a few white hat applications from hacker Web sites: Firewalk, Nmap, Sniffit, Swatch and Tripwire…”

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“This week, I’ve had a bit of a chance to play around with them…”

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LATimes: Risks May Outweigh ‘.Net’ Good 24-Jan-02 03:07:16 ET

Story Highlights:“I’ve always been a bit skeptical of Microsoft’s ‘.Net’ strategy, which would shift some computing tasks from the PC over to the Internet…”

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“Now, I’m even more nervous after the company admitted that a human error caused its servers to fail for five days, temporarily keeping some customers from being able to get important security updates for Windows XP…”

Full Story on LATimes

The Register: Myth of Storage Security Savaged 24-Jan-02 13:10:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Storage security will become an ‘imperative’ this year as the adoption of Internet technologies undermines the comforting notion that storage networks are safe from hacker attacks…”

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“In an analysis of storage security, the Yankee Group concludes that security will become an essential aspect of deployment strategies as users expand disaster recovery planning or roll out storage networks that mix multiple network protocols…”

Full Story on The Register

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