Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for August 19, 2002

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

BBC: US Army Computer Networks Breached 17-Aug-02 08:08:26 ET

Story Highlights:“A US security firm has revealed it has been able to access sensitive information from military and government computers without approval…”

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“Security consultants from the ForensicTec company used free and widely available software over the summer to identify poorly protected PCs and view such items as email messages, personnel records and financial data…”

Full Story on BBC

PCWorld: Debate Flares Over Microsoft’s SSL Glitch 19-Aug-02 08:41:37 ET

Story Highlights:“After the dust settled around last week’s revelation of a security flaw that affects Microsoft’s Web browser, network executives were left with another patch to apply to their Windows operating systems and a debate about the severity of the problem…”

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“Those who don’t apply the patch will risk leaving the door open for savvy hackers to grab data such as credit-card numbers encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer, a standard for securing traffic on the Internet…”

Full Story on PCWorld Patch Posted for Apache Hole 19-Aug-02 05:33:50 ET

Story Highlights:“A flaw has been discovered in the newest version of the Apache Web server that could allow an attacker to take control of a user’s system, prompting the release Friday of an upgrade to the software…”

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“PivX Solutions, a network security consultancy in Newport Beach, California, disclosed the vulnerability Friday soon after an upgrade to Apache Version 2.0 that fixes the hole was posted…”

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ComputerWorld: Microsoft Patches Windows 2000 Flaw, SQL Holes 16-Aug-02 21:30:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Corp. yesterday released a patch for a vulnerability it called ‘critical’ that could allow an attacker to take complete control of Windows 2000 systems…”

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“The company also released a cumulative patch for SQL Sever 7.0 and 2000 that repaired a new security hole…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

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