A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.
InternetWeek: Microsoft To Customers: Want Better Security? Upgrade 15-Nov-02 08:16:51 ET
Story Highlights:“Microsoft said customers need to upgrade to the latest versions of Windows to get stronger security…”
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“Customers’ continued reliance on earlier versions of Windows, rather than the current Windows 2000 and Windows XP, is slowing down efforts to secure the global computing infrastructure…”
Wired: Dot-Mil Hacker’s Download Mistake 15-Nov-02 02:00:00 ET
Story Highlights:“Gary McKinnon, the Briton indicted this week for hacking into scores of U.S. military computers, left behind few clues on the compromised systems of his victims…”
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“But download log files from a Wisconsin software firm may have led investigators straight to his London door…”
The Register: Popular Packet Sniffing Packages Contaminated by Trojan 14-Nov-02 16:43:20 ET
Story Highlights:“Users are warned to be vigilant after trojanised versions of popular packet sniffing packages were posted on well-known download sites…”
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“A detailed alert from members of the Houston Linux users group warns that trojanised versions of Libpcap, used as a packet sniffing library in programs like Snort (the open source IDS package), and Tcpdump have been posted on Tcpdump.org…”
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