Network Security Roundup for November 12, 2003


The Register: One, Two, Three, Four MS Patches at Our Door12-Nov-03 9:04 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft yesterday released a set of four security patches in its second stab at releasing security fixes once a month. A cumulative patch for Internet Explorer, a fix for a buffer overflow vulnerability in components of Microsoft’s FrontPage Server and a patch for a flaw with Workstation Service that could crackers to inject code on vulnerable systems are all deemed critical by Redmond.”

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Silicon.com: EXCLUSIVE: EBay Warns of New Fraud12-Nov-03 5:26 ET

Story Highlights:“EBay is warning customers to be wary of fraudsters using hijacked sellers’ accounts to try to con them out of money by offering to sell goods such as laptops at knockdown prices outside of auctions. Silicon.com was alerted to the problem by a reader, Silvia Krivosikova, who contacted us after being relieved of 500 by the scam.”

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Wired News: Hackers: We Cracked N-Gage Code11-Nov-03 15:18 ET

Story Highlights:“Hackers claimed Tuesday to have cracked the security code on Nokia’s new N-Gage, saying they could play its games on other multimedia-capable cell phones. The company said it was investigating the claims. Several websites and online bulletin boards said the code that protects Nokia’s proprietary software was broken.”

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ComputerWeekly.com: Security Professionals Form CSO Council12-Nov-03 5:26 ET

Story Highlights:“A group of information security professionals has formed a ‘global council’ of chief security officers to improve the way they address online security challenges. Formation of the council is scheduled to be announced later today at an event in San Francisco hosted by eBay, a founding member of the group. The group seeks to improve online security by bringing together expertise from academic, corporate and government backgrounds.”

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The Register: WorldPay Recovers from Massive Attack11-Nov-03 15:33 ET

Story Highlights:“WorldPay’s systems are back running normally this week following the most serious and sustained Internet attack on a UK business to date. Operations at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Internet payment transaction outfit were blighted for three days last week as the result of a malicious DDoS attack by unidentified computer criminals.”

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