Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for September 24, 2002


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


IDG.net: Pocket PC Doesn’t Make Security Grade 23-Sep-02 17:50:18 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Corp.’s Pocket PC 2002 software does not address critical security issues and could make sensitive corporate data stored on PDAs (personal digital assistants) and desktop PCs vulnerable to theft and loss…”

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“Companies that use Pocket PC-based devices should turn to third-party products to protect their data…”

Full Story on IDG.net


The Register: Crypto Boffins: Let’s Get Physical 20-Sep-02 19:11:32 ET

Story Highlights:“Researchers at MIT have developed a physical token, based on tiny glass spheres encased in epoxy resin, as a more secure alternative to generating cryptographic keys electronically…”

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“With computers getting ever more powerful, especially when quantum-based technology come on the scene, some predict the mathematical algorithms which underpin current encryption techniques could be broken…”

Full Story on The Register


Wired: How a Bank Got E-Mail Scammed 24-Sep-02 02:31:01 ET

Story Highlights:“Ann Marie Poet’s new business partner called himself Dr. Mbuso Nelson, and said he was an official with the Ministry of Mining in South Africa…”

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“Nelson popped into Poet’s life out of nowhere one day, offering to pay $4.5 million to the 59-year-old secretary for her assistance in transferring $18 million from a bank in South Africa to the United States…”

Full Story on Wired


The Register: Nortel Builds Security Framework 24-Sep-02 03:47:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Nortel Networks Corp yesterday released two enhancements to products in its range of security devices and published a catchall Unified Security Architecture how-to guide for companies planning to comprehensively secure their networks…”

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“Nortel became the second major firewall vendor to announce support for SSL-based extranets in its devices, following Check Point Software Technologies Inc’s apparently reluctant move last month…”

Full Story on The Register


InternetWeek: Cisco Details New Security Management Products 24-Sep-02 10:41:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Cisco Systems Inc. on Tuesday updated its software for managing and monitoring security and virtual private network products…”

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“The company introduced CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution (VMS) Version 2.1 as well as wireless LAN enhancements to Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS) version 3.1…”

Full Story on InternetWeek


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