Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 2, 2002


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


InfoWorld: Gartner: Attacks Exploit Security Indifference 02-May-02 06:57:05 ET

Story Highlights:“The vast majority of successful attacks on computer systems exploit security weaknesses which are well known and for which patches exist…”

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“Many recent cyberattacks could have been avoided if enterprises were more focused on their security efforts, but users seem not to learn from their mistakes…”

Full Story on InfoWorld


MSNBC: Best Buy Closes Wireless Registers 01-May-02 11:30:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Think you are safe from the cryptic world of wireless computer hacking? Think again…”

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“Security researchers who study wireless networks have found another embarrassing information leak, this one involving well-known retail giants…”

Full Story on MSNBC


The Register: ASSAiSSINAiTE All Bugs 02-May-02 10:07:44 ET

Story Highlights:“Networks Associates (NAI) and Internet Security Systems (ISS) today announced an alliance to integrate their technologies aimed at providing better protection for users against increasingly complex security threats…”

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“NAI will combine RealSecure intrusion detection technology from ISS with network fault isolation and performance management software from its Sniffer Technologies division…”

Full Story on The Register


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