Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for October 30, 2001


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


ZDNET UK: Warez Sites Hold Illegal XP Key 30-Oct-01 07:06:09 ET

Story Highlights:“Copyright protection software specialist BitArts Labs claims to have discovered code that completely removes the registration process from Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system…”

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“BitArts was among several companies that highlighted issues with the licence activation software in beta copies of XP, which Microsoft said would be addressed in the commercial version…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK


The Register: Win-XP Firewall Defeats Gibson NanoProbes 26-Oct-01 19:25:41 ET

Story Highlights:“A reader recently told me that the default settings on his Win-XP Pro firewall made him invisible on the Net, at least according to Steve Gibson’s ShieldsUp security diagnostic tool…”

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“So I installed the XP Home Edition last night and enabled the firewall with default settings only. Then I took a little trip over to GRC and submitted myself to an onslaught of Steve’s unimaginably sophisticated NanoProbe Technology…”

Full Story on The Register


ZDNET: Is Microsoft Losing its Grip in Asia? 29-Oct-01 6:15:21 ET

Story Highlights:“Sadly, the never-ending task of downloading patches only seem to delay the inevitable, as new security holes — in Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) software, for example–are still being discovered…”

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“The problem appears more pronounced for Microsoft operating systems, as the software giant controls over 90 percent of the global operating systems and desktop productivity software markets…”

Full Story on ZDNET


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