Network Security Roundup for July 11, 2003

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CNN: Police: Teen Hacker Hit 2,000 Sites11-Jul-03 07:07 ET

Story Highlights:“A French high school student is being investigated on suspicion of breaking into and defacing some 2,000 Web sites — including that of the U.S. Navy.”

Full Story on CNN Cisco Switch Flaw Could Affect Management11-Jul-03 18:21 ET

Story Highlights:“A flaw in Cisco’s CatOS, which runs on Cisco Catalyst switches, could freeze TCP-based management services on the switch. A fix is available from Cisco’s Web site.”

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InfoWorld: Cybersecurity Laws Affecting Businesses on the Way10-Jul-03 14:18 ET

Story Highlights:“The chairman of a U.S. Congress subcommittee dealing with cybersecurity promised legislation late this year that will affect how private businesses secure their pieces of cyberspace, but he didn’t disclose the details about what he has in mind.”

Full Story on InfoWorld

Fairfax I.T.: Trojan Uses Home Computers as Porn Proxy11-Jul-03 12:14 ET

Story Highlights:“A trojan appears to have been used to hijack over 1,000 home computers running some flavour of Windows and utilised them to redirect users to pay porn sites.”

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The Register: Bill Gates Tops Email Hoax List10-Jul-03 12:17 ET

Story Highlights:“Bill Gates isn’t only the richest man in the world — he’s also the subject of more email chain letters, virus hoaxes and scams than any other person or subject on the planet.”

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