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CNN: Cops Charge Two Brits in Hacking Ring11-Sep-03 10:36 ET
Story Highlights:“Authorities have charged two British men believed to be members of an international hacking ring with using a computer program to assume control of unsuspecting computer users’ machines.”
MSNBC: Electrical Grid Vulnerable to Hackers11-Sep-03 12:25 ET
Story Highlights:“Since last month’s widespread blackout, utilities have accelerated plans to automate the electric grid, replacing aging monitoring systems with digital switches and other high-tech gear. But those very improvements are making the electricity supply vulnerable to a different kind of peril: computer viruses and hackers who could black out substations, cities or entire states.”
The Register: WiFi Whistle Blower Faces Criminal Charges12-Sep-03 11:51 ET
Story Highlights:“A North Carolina man faces criminal charges after his attempt to expose the insecurity of his local medical facility’s wireless network landed him in hot water with the authorities.”
Security Pipeline: Microsoft Testing a Security Service Pack for Windows XP11-Sep-03 16:41 ET
Story Highlights:“Backtracking on earlier claims that it wouldn’t release a Windows XP service pack until the middle of 2004, Microsoft apparently is readying an interim collection of security fixes, according to e-mails received by beta testers Wednesday.”
PCWorld: Sobig’s Success Prompts Calls for Secure E-Mail12-Sep-03 10:41 ET
Story Highlights:“Even seasoned antivirus experts hadn’t seen anything like the Sobig-F e-mail worm: Within hours of its release on August 19, it created a million copies of itself and was spreading worldwide, shattering speed records set by earlier viruses.”
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