Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 30, 2002

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

ABCNews: The Ethical Dilemma of Exposing Security Flaws 29-Jan-02 12:04:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Billions of dollars will be spent on computer security this year, and with good reason…”

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“But how should security holes be disclosed and plugged? Hackers say sometimes even trying to call attention to a software bug raises a whole slew of ethical questions…”

Full Story on ABCNews

The Age: Hackers Storm the Cyber Gates 30-Jan-02 02:02:03 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers are the barbarians who are not only at the gate, but are most likely also inside the walls of every big database…”

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“Computer security is a fragile thing, according to industry experts, who liken installing protection devices, known as firewalls, to putting a steel door on a tent…”

Full Story on The Age

LATimes: Where Hackers Teach the Art of Self-Defense 29-Jan-02 12:14:04 ET

Story Highlights:“They call it the Hackademy. The so-called hackers school, on a dead-end street in a residential Paris neighborhood, is run by wiz kids who crack computer security codes as a sort of cyber-sport…”

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“Now they’re taking what they’ve learned to the computer illiterati–regular people with a limited understanding of technology…”

Full Story on LATimes

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