Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 21, 2002

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

MSNBC: Senators Seek High-Tech SWAT Team 20-Mar-02 19:51:48 ET

Story Highlights:“Two senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would create a high-tech SWAT team of science and technology experts who would help the United States recover from cyber attacks on computer and communications networks…”

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“The bill would create teams of high-tech experts who would volunteer to help out during an emergency, similar to existing programs for search-and-rescue and medical volunteers…”

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CNN: FBI Ponders Changes to Cybersecurity Unit 21-Mar-02 09:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“The FBI is considering important changes to its premier cybersecurity unit, responsible for protecting the nation’s most important computer networks, but indicated Wednesday it won’t dismantle the unit as some in Congress and the Bush administration have feared…”

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“FBI Director Robert Mueller has outlined a plan on Capitol Hill in recent weeks to break up the $27 million-a-year National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), formed in February 1998 to watch over the nation’s systems…”

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ZDNET: No Software Will Ever Be Totally Secure 21-Mar-02 08:00:14 ET

Story Highlights:“Despite new attention given to security by powerhouse software maker Microsoft, and ongoing security measures by many open-source software makers, Gartner believes that no software–whether proprietary or open source–will ever be 100 percent secure…”

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“Microsoft software has long been the target of hackers and virus writers, but in recent months the discovery of vulnerabilities in three different open-source products has put the question of open-source software security under scrutiny…”

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The Register: Vendors Sharpen Tools To Thwart DoS Attacks 21-Mar-02 09:21:57 ET

Story Highlights:“A proposal on the ‘responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities’ has been withdrawn from consideration by the Internet Engineering Task Force, after criticism that the issue was too political to be decided by the Net’s prime technical standards body….”

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“Discussions on the IETF’s Security Area Advisory Group mailing list reflected the belief that the document is ‘out of scope’ as it does not deal with technical protocols…”

Full Story on The Register

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