Network Security Roundup for October 8, 2003

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TechNewsWorld: Charter Sues, Providers Criticize RIAA07-Oct-03 16:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Charter Communications is the latest major ISP to take legal measures to prevent the Recording Industry Association of America from using subpoenas to reveal the identity of its Web users. In a suit filed in federal district court in St. Louis, Missouri, Charter is seeking to block the RIAA from obtaining the identities of its customers, including those targeted by earlier subpoenas from the RIAA.”

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The Register: CNET Removes Anti-Spam Software ‘Made by Spammers’08-Oct-03 10:56 ET

Story Highlights:“CNET’s popular service has removed a copy of Spam Remedy v2.3 Pro yesterday following complaints about its makers. Spam Remedy promotes its antispam product by, believe it or not, spamming.”

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ZDNet UK: Accused Port Hacker Says Log Files Were ‘Edited’08-Oct-03 9:35 ET

Story Highlights:“A UK teenager accused of launching a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on a major U.S. port has said a flaw in Windows allowed hackers to take control of his machine and launch the attack without his knowledge.”

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Wired News: Mobs Turn Net into Money Machine07-Oct-03 17:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Organized crime syndicates have stepped up their presence on the Internet, operating extortion rackets, child-pornography rings and elaborate financial scams, Britain’s top cybercop told Reuters. And the most vulnerable target is the individual Web user, said Detective Chief Superintendent Len Hynds, head of the U.K.’s National Hi-Tech Crime Unit, or NHTCU.”

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