Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 14, 2003

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

MSNBC: Microsoft Says New OS Is Secure, But Computer Experts Aren’t So Sure 14-Apr-03 10:04:09 ET

Story Highlights:“Computer security experts are taking a ‘show me’ attitude to Microsoft Corp.’s claims that its new operating system for servers is going to be its most secure…”

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“Although the Redmond, Wash.-based software company says it put extra effort into building security into its Windows Server 2003 operating system, to be formally launched April 24, Microsoft has a reputation to live down…”

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The Register: Sparks Over US Power Grid Cybersecurity 11-Apr-03 19:04:38 ET

Story Highlights:“A new measure aims to protect the networks that control electric power distribution throughout North America…”

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“But not everyone is juiced over plans to hold utilities accountable to tight security practices…”

Full Story on The Register

PCWorld: IMlogic Boosts IM Security 14-Apr-03 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“IMlogic is rolling out an updated version of its IM Manager software, adding virus scanning, content filtering and antispam capabilities, in response to what it says are increasing concerns over the security of companies’ instant messaging infrastructures…”

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“‘IM security is one of the most significant issues on the minds of enterprise executives right now,’ said Jon Sakoda, director of products at IMlogic. ‘As people wake up to the benefits of instant messaging, they see that security is something they need to address…'”

Full Story on PCWorld

The Register: How To Automate a DoS Attack Using the Post Office 14-Apr-03 12:13:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Fancy taking revenge on someone you don’t like by deluging someone with junk mail?…”

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“A little bit of knowledge can go a long way. Thanks to the increased readiness of companies to send out brochures and magazines to anyone who bothers to register online, the US Postal Service can become the agent of denial-of-service attacks…”

Full Story on The Register

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