Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for June 14, 2002


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


The Register: First JPEG Virus Not a Threat 14-Jun-02 04:06:49 ET

Story Highlights:“Anti-virus firms have discovered a Windows virus that infects JPEG image files, though the chances of it causing a major security risk any time soon are close to zero…”

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“W32/Perrun, as Networks Associates Inc named the virus, was assessed as low risk, and has not been found in the wild…”

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Washingtonpost.com: Cybersecurity Plans Will Be Part of Homeland Security Department 13-Jun-02 11:23:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Doubts about the security of grid computing — serious enough to stifle adoption — are being addressed head-on by Sun Microsystems Inc. and the Global Grid Forum…”

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“Sun says adoption of global grids, where companies share hardware and software resources to accomplish a computational goal, has been slowed because of security concerns and a lack of standards…”

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MSNBC: The Moral Dilemma of Data Leaks 13-Jun-02 23:35:09 ET

Story Highlights:“Dana started like many computer system administrators do, providing tech support to employees. Then, life was simple rebooting computers, installing software, recovering lost data…”

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“But one day, Dana discovered that the lost data included customer credit card numbers, and they most likely had been stolen by a computer criminal. Now what?…”

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The Register: Entercept Hardens Anti-Hacker Blockades 14-Jun-02 04:15:22 ET

Story Highlights:“Server and operating system security house Entercept Security Technologies has bolstered its intrusion-prevention software to provide protection against the latest hacking techniques, putting a stop to the Return into Libc buffer overflow exploit that hackers use to gain root access to machines…”

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“The software works by identifying executable code that comes from unchecked buffers, effectively blocking the code before it can do any damage…”

Full Story on The Register


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