Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for October 1, 2001


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


Fairfax I.T.: Official Websites Easy Targets for Hackers: Report 01-Oct-01 10:50:05 ET

Story Highlights:“An audit of 10 Federal Government websites has found most contained serious security holes and were at risk from hackers…”

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“The $280,000 review has forced the closure of part of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency’s site, after it was found classified security documents were…”

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The Register: User Group Calls for Anti-Virus Early Warning Alert 28-Sep-01 13:47:35 ET

Story Highlights:“A grassroots organization representing the interests of corporate users has received a frosty welcome from the anti-virus community…”

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“Avien.org, which was represented by IT admins from Boeing, Ford and KPMG during a keynote presentation at Virus Bulletin yesterday, generated mutterings of discontent by stating that early warning alerts could…”

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The Register: .Net May Lead to Fewer Viruses 28-Sep-01 13:47:31 ET

Story Highlights:“Antivirus vendors will have to significantly redesign their products in order to address risks of malicious code arising from the release of Microsoft’s .Net platform…”

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“The change of computing model to Web services that comes with .Net will almost undoubtedly create fresh infection mechanisms for virus writers to exploit…”

Full Story on The Register


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