Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 15, 2002

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…”

Full Story on InternetWeek

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…”

Full Story on Wired

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…”

Full Story on The Register

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