Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 22, 2002


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


The Register: On the Microsoft FTP Server Leak 22-Nov-02 13:59:25 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft made customer details — along with numerous confidential internal documents — freely available from a deeply insecure FTP server earlier this month…”

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“As well as numerous PowerPoint slides, such as Linux Vs Windows comparisons and .NET strategy papers, Microsoft ‘published’ an estimated 11 million customer email addresses and seven million snail mail addresses on the server…”

Full Story on The Register


InformationWeek: Report: Internet Weaknesses Must Be Fixed 22-Nov-02 08:31:28 ET

Story Highlights:“Internet vulnerabilities that became apparent in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, still need to be shored up, a comprehensive report underscored this week…”

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“While the Internet suffered minimal damage on the day of the terrorist attacks, the potential for extreme damage in a future attack still looms…”

Full Story on InformationWeek


The Register: Caught in a BIND 21-Nov-02 21:51:25 ET

Story Highlights:“How did one of the Internet’s most ubiquitous software packages grow up to be chronically insecure? History offers a lesson…”

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“Weinberg’s second law, a decades-old programmers’ joke, states, ‘If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.’ There may be no better example of that principle in action than the BIND name server software…”

Full Story on The Register


Fairfax I.T.: Security Through Soundbyte: The ‘Cybersecurity Intelligence’ Game 21-Nov-02 19:11:55 ET

Story Highlights:“Some say that cyberspace is the new battlefield, with its own unique rules, challenges, and concerns for those charged with defending it…”

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“If one does consider cyberspace a modern battlefield, intelligence must naturally play a key role in developing appropriate, proactive defenses…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.


Computerworld: T-Mobile Installs GPRS Network Firewall 21-Nov-02 18:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“T-Mobile USA Inc. said it has fixed problems that allowed hackers to probe a limited number of customers connected to its General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network, according to company spokeswoman Kim Thompson…”

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“Bellevue, Wash.-based T-Mobile has installed a firewall on the segment of its network that had allowed hackers to probe GPRS IP connections that are used by what Thompson described as ‘less than 100 users…'”

Full Story on Computerworld


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