Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for August 14, 2002

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

TechWeb: Hackers Everywhere 14-Aug-02 08:41:52 ET

Story Highlights:“White hats. Black hats. E-warfare. Court-approved hacking. Drive-by hacking. Princeton officials hacking Yale…”

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“What’s nexthackers for hire? Hacking duels? Hacking in 12 easy lessons? Hackers Anonymous?…”

Full Story on TechWeb

The Register: DoS Risk from Oracle9i Debugging Bug 14-Aug-02 12:56:07 ET

Story Highlights:“A flaw in the debugging mechanism of Oracle9i supplies a mechanism for crackers to crash vulnerable servers…”

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“All Oracle9i installations are vulnerable to this attack, according to security tools firm ISS, which discovered the problem…”

Full Story on The Register

The Register: Mock Cyberwar Fails to End Mock Civilization 14-Aug-02 08:08:20 ET

Story Highlights:“A mock cyberwar enacted by faculty of the US Naval War College and analysts from Gartner does not appear to have fulfilled the Clancyesque predictions of mass devastation envisioned by the leading security paranoiacs of the Clinton and Bush Administrations…”

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“The exercise, named ‘Digital Pearl Harbor,’ apparently in tribute to US CyberSecurity Czar and Chief Alarmist Richard Clarke, brought together a team of experts in several areas related to critical infrastructure for a three-day hackfest…”

Full Story on The Register

Fairfax I.T.: Wireless, Yes, But with Security Strings Attached 13-Aug-02 15:08:09 ET

Story Highlights:“Wireless networks are a great benefit to roving workers but they bring with them unique security problems that even the most vigilant business manager will find difficult to counter…”

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“The wireless Ethernet standards known as 802.11a and 802.11b were designed with security in mind but technical flaws have appeared since the standard was released…”

Full Story on Fairfax I.T.

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