Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 9, 2002


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


MSNBC: MSN Messenger Users at Risk 09-May-02 09:45:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Users of the latest versions of Microsofts popular MSN Messenger program are vulnerable to computer hackers…”

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“The ‘critical’ flaw in the Internet-based program, which has millions of users, is the latest serious security flaw to be discovered in a program from the worlds dominant software company…”

Full Story on MSNBC


ComputerWorld: ‘Cute’ Trojan Horse Attacks Through E-mail 08-May-02 16:20:48 ET

Story Highlights:“A pair of antivirus companies is warning users to look out for an e-mail worm that could allow attackers to take over their machines and try to damage firewall and security programs…”

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“Santa Clara, Calif.-based Network Associates Inc.’s McAfee.com Corp. unit and Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec Corp. are both warning computer users to watch out for an e-mail message with a subject line: ‘Thoughts…'”

Full Story on ComputerWorld


InfoWorld: DHCP Bug Could Give Attackers Control 09-May-02 06:48:10 ET

Story Highlights:“A vulnerability in the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server provided by the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) could allow attackers to take over affected servers…”

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“The DHCP server, or daemon, provided by ISC allows administrators to centralize the management and assigning of IP addresses to devices…”

Full Story on InfoWorld


Wired: House Keeps Focus on Cybercrime 08-May-02 10:00:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer criminals would face increased penalties, and Internet users would face greater surveillance by access providers, under a bill approved on Wednesday by a House of Representatives panel…”

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“Spurred by worries about electronic terrorism, a dramatic increase in computer viruses and other Internet intrusions, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that seeks to better coordinate efforts to fight cybercrime…”

Full Story on Wired


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