Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 25, 2002


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


Washington Post: Sorting Security Threats from False Alarms 25-Mar-02 02:41:37 ET

Story Highlights:“Security experts say that there is no such thing as a foolproof network security system…”

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“Someone or something is always trying to break in. That’s why many companies employ people to monitor the alerts produced by security software…”

Full Story on Washington Post


MSNBC: MyLife Worm Spreading, but Slowly 22-Mar-02 08:28:41 ET

Story Highlights:“A dangerous new computer virus dubbed ‘MyLife’ started spreading steadily around the Internet…”

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“A massive outbreak is not expected, but the bug is rated a medium risk by many antivirus firms because its payload is nasty. MyLife deletes critical system files from infected machines, potentially rendering them unusable…”

Full Story on MSNBC


InternetWeek: Beware of Bill (Clinton) in a Virus 22-Mar-02 13:33:24 ET

Story Highlights:“Former President Bill Clinton is now a caricature in an e-mail virus…”

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“The e-mail borne virus, which is being classified as posing a ‘medium’ risk, carries the subject line ‘bill caricature’ and has an attachment called ‘cari.scr.’ The virus itself is called W32/[email protected]…”

Full Story on Ananova


InfoWorld: McAfee Fortifies Desktop Firewall with IDS 25-Mar-02 06:24:40 ET

Story Highlights:“MCAFEE SECURITY, A division of Network Associates, announced the availability of McAfee Desktop Firewall 7.5 on Monday, combining packet and application filtering and embedded IDS (intrusion detection system) technology to secure enterprises and remote users…”

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“The new personal firewall software features bi-directional IDS functionality capable of logging or blocking traffic from a suspicious source, as well as pinpointing IP spoofing…”

Full Story on InfoWorld


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