Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 11, 2002

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

PCWorld: Serious Security Flaw Found in Outlook, IE 11-Jul-02 16:51:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Researchers have identified a fresh security flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser and Outlook e-mail client which can leave systems open to malicious code inserted in e-mails or Web pages…”

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“The hole is created by what is known as a cross-domain scripting flaw…”

Full Story on PCWorld

The Register: MS SQL Server Multiple Vulns 11-Jul-02 08:54:20 ET

Story Highlights:“First up we have a trio of issues, all of which have been fixed with a single cumulative patch…”

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“There are two exploitable buffer overrun vulnerabilities, one of which allows an attacker to run arbitrary code, and a registry stuff-up enabling the SQL Server service to write to the registry and specify another account, like LocalSystem, say and have OS-like privies…”

Full Story on The Register

BBC: Getting Tough with Online Fraudsters 10-Jul-02 09:32:10 ET

Story Highlights:“The UK Government is to get tough with rogue online traders in an attempt to make e-commerce more attractive to consumers…”

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“Trading standards offices around the country are being given 500,000 to identify internet scams and fraudsters…”

Full Story on BBC

The Register: Attack of the Cyber-Terror Studies 11-Jul-02 10:44:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Last month’s Business Software Alliance report on cyber security (pdf) concluded that cyber terrorism was going to be really serious, so everyone should protect themselves by giving more money to the members of the Business Software Alliance…”

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“How did it reach this conclusion? No, not by using professional intelligence experts or foreign affairs specialists, but by asking corporate security officers for their opinions…”

Full Story on The Register

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