Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for April 9, 2003

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

TechWeb: Security Holes: Patch and Pray? 09-Apr-03 09:23:15 ET

Story Highlights:“IT pros know firsthand the pain of patching vulnerable software (especially that which comes out of Redmond)…”

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“With bulletins coming as frequently as once every five days or up to 80 times a year (depending on the study), they may feel as if they’re drowning in a sea of notifications…”

Full Story on TechWeb

Fairfax I.T.: Sophos Questions Release of OptusNet Cracker 08-Apr-03 21:04:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Anti-virus firm Sophos has questioned the release, without penalty, of a man from Bansktown, NSW, who admitted that he had broken into OptusNet’s computer systems…”

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“Stephen Craig Dendtler, 22, was released without a conviction recorded against him though he had gained access to the personal details of several thousand OptusNet customers through a back door in that company’s network…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

EETimes: Nokia To Detail E-mail Security Scheme at Conference 09-Apr-03 09:04:34 ET

Story Highlights:“Nokia’s Internet Communications Division will release first details on its Message Protector architecture at the RSA Security Conference next week (April 14) aimed at addressing the dual problems of e-mail-based viruses and worms along with spam received over wired and wireless connections…”

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“The new SC6600 security appliance used to demonstrate the new architecture looks like other SMTP security gateway appliances designed to sit between the corporate firewall and mail servers…”

Full Story on EETimes

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