Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 13, 2002

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

Ananova: Microsoft Reveals ‘Critical’ Security Flaws 13-Dec-02 01:12:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has revealed ‘critical’ flaws in its Windows operating system that could allow hackers to alter data stored in computers, load and run nefarious programs or reformat hard disks…”

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“In a security bulletin, Microsoft urged Windows users to download a new version of Microsoft Virtual Machine, which is the part of Windows that runs Java-language applications…”

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The Register: Cobalt Security Patch Creates New Holes 13-Dec-02 15:19:21 ET

Story Highlights:“A security-hardening patch for Sun Cobalt appliances causes more problems than it solves, the company admits…”

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“Install the SHP (Security Hardening Patch) on a Cobalt RaQ 4 server appliance and you make it vulnerable to attacks from crackers who could run arbitrary code on the appliances with root privileges…”

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TechWeb: RealNetworks Promises To Plug RealPlayer Holes 12-Dec-02 11:31:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Trying to plug the security holes in its RealPlayer and RealOne Player media player, RealNetworks Inc. says it will post patches by Dec. 25…”

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“Security issues have plagued RealNetworks in recent weeks as security experts identified numerous problems with the Windows versions of the players…”

Full Story on TechWeb Sprint Pushes Tougher Security Policy for Vendors 12-Dec-02 18:27:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Sprint Corp. is crafting a policy that would require all software vendors that wish to sell their wares to the global telecommunications company to first conduct a series of security tests and then provide Sprint with the results of those tests…”

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“That’s the word from Sprint Chief Security Officer Robert Fox, who spoke yesterday at the Infosecurity Conference & Exhibition…”

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