Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for June 25, 2001

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

E-Commerce Times: UK Consumer Advocate Spills Credit-Card Data 22-Jun-01 14:33:15 ET

Story Highlights:“The Consumers’ Association, a British advocacy group that campaigns to increase online security, said Friday that it suffered a security breach in its TaxCalc software site that left the credit-card information of nearly 3,000 customers exposed to unauthorized third parties…”

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“The security flaw affected customers who purchased a copy of the Association’s Which? TaxCalc 2001 software from its site…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times

The Register: Flaw Means Virus Could Disable Norton Anti-Virus 25-Jun-01 06:30:25 ET

Story Highlights:“A security loophole has been discovered in Norton Anti-Virus (NAV) which could allow the creation of a virus able to shut down the software on a user’s machine…”

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“In an advisory available here, Peter Kruse of Scandinavian telco Telia argues that a ‘very obvious and unsafe registry entry that makes it quite simple to disable NAV 2001…'”

Full Story on The Register

ZDNET: Security Pros: We Must Track the Hacks 24-Jun-01 21:41:17 ET

Story Highlights:“Two security incidents last week have polarized the parties debating the thorny issue of reporting vulnerabilities and exploits, but help may be on the way in the form of an industry group with established protocols…”

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“His efforts come at a time when more and more so-called researchers are ignoring the industry practice of notifying and working with the vendor to verify a new vulnerability and holding off on disclosing it until a patch is ready…”

Full Story on ZDNET

Ananova: Computer Security Risk From ‘Lifestyle’ Passwords 25-Jun-01 07:42:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Millions of office workers are too obvious when it comes to choosing their computer password…”

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“It means it is often very easy for an acquaintance to gain unauthorised access to confidential business information…”

Full Story on Ananova

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