Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for September 3, 2002

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

The Register: Spammers Help Klez Top the Virus Charts 02-Sep-02 08:04:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Variants of the Klez worm were by far the most common viruses circulating on the Internet last month…”

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“Klez is a mass-mailing worm, which searches the Windows address book for email addresses and sends messages to all recipients that it finds…”

Full Story on The Register

EETimes: Security Products Aim To Make Nets Hacker-Proof 30-Aug-02 13:02:01 ET

Story Highlights:Concerns over network security are giving rise to a new breed of Internet products aimed at foiling the efforts of hackers and cyberterrorists…”

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“The products reflect a newfound awareness that computer networks in corporate and government environments are very often chock-full of security holes…”

Full Story on EETimes

The Register: Password Guessing Games with Check Point Firewall 03-Sep-02 15:45:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Security researchers have discovered two potentially serious flaws with Check Point’s flagship FireWall-1 firewall which give rise to both username guessing and sniffing issues…”

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“Roy Hills, Technical Director, NTA Monitor, said that the flaws leave a back door to enterprises ‘wide open to hackers’…”

Full Story on The Register

MSNBC: Corporate Officers Fear Cyber Attack 29-Aug-02 15:45:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Nearly half of corporate security officers expect terrorists to launch a major strike through computer networks in the next 12 months…”

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“Respondents to the CSO survey were almost evenly split on whether the U.S. government and U.S. businesses were better prepared to respond to cyber attacks today than on Sept. 11…”

Full Story on MSNBC

CNET Honeynet Lures Wireless Hackers 30-Aug-02 17:30:55 ET

Story Highlights:“A heavily monitored wireless network was quietly set up this summer to lure hackers and keep track of attacks…”

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“‘It is important to see how the bad guys are breaking into systems using not just wired networks, but wireless networks as well,’ said Lance Spitzner, founder of the Honeynet Project, the group that first created honeynets…”

Full Story on CNET

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