Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 29, 2001


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


The Register: Meet the Future of Windows Security Exploits 28-Nov-01 11:28:02 ET

Story Highlights:“Buffer overflow bugs, for years the most prevalent type of security vulnerability, will become a thing of the past as crackers realise the potential of different ways to exploiting Windows machines…”

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“Sloppy programming practices (the root cause of buffer overflow vulnerabilities) give rise to security bugs where arbitrary and malicious code can be injected into a system…”

Full Story on The Register


BBC: Devious Viruses Set to Grow 28-Nov-01 11:21:28 ET

Story Highlights:“Malicious viruses that use devious tricks to infect computers are set to become more common in the future…”

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“Anti-virus software company Sophos found that the Nimda worm was the most widespread virus this year, even though it first appeared only in September…”

Full Story on BBC


ZDNET UK: Relaxed Holiday Attitudes Help BadTrans Worm 28-Nov-01 06:22:14 ET

Story Highlights:“A new computer worm that installs hacking software on infected computers hit home email users and businesses this week…”

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“Known as BadTrans.B, the worm is spreading mainly due to people’s relaxed approach to security during the holiday season…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


ZDNET: Overture begins for new Opera 6.0 29-Nov-01 08:33:08 ET

Story Highlights:“The updated Opera 6.0 closes a security hole involving JavaScript that allowed malicious programmers to gain unauthorized access to certain files–the first known security vulnerability associated with the Opera browser…”

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“It also fixes several other issues, including problems accessing Web pages…”

Full Story on ZDNET


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