Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for February 8, 2002

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

CNN: House Passes Cyber Security Bill 07-Feb-02 13:14:51 ET

Story Highlights:“The House voted Thursday to provide colleges and research groups with $800 million over the next five years to figure out new ways to protect computers against hackers…”

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“The bill, fueled in part by the September 11 terrorist attacks and a new focus on weaknesses in business and government computer security, passed 400-12…”

Full Story on CNN

The Register: How to Hack Unbreakable Oracle Servers 07-Feb-02 20:53:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Security researcher David Litchfield has identified a vast number of attacks against Oracle application servers and has written them up in a paper which includes defensive strategies as well…”

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“From this we learn, contrary to Oracle President Larry Ellison’s claims, that Oracle is vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks, DoS attacks, and remote exploitation to name but a few difficulties…”

Full Story on The Register

ComputerWorld: Keep E-commerce in Mind When Boosting Security 07-Feb-02 07:15:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Take a look at recent IT budget surveys for this year and one consistent detail emerges: Companies are opening their wallets to bolster information security…”

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“On the surface, much of that may be interpreted as a knee-jerk reaction to the events of Sept. 11. But think back a year. Then, data security concerns focused on hackers looking for credit card numbers and confidential corporate data…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

MacWeek: Symantec Sponsors Cyber Security Awareness Campaign 07-Feb-02 16:47:03 ET

Story Highlights:“Symantec, the company behind such products as Norton SystemWorks and Norton Internet Security, is a sponsor of the National Cyber Security Alliance’s Stay Safe Online campaign…”

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“The National Cyber Security Alliance is a new partnership of government and industry members aligned with the common goal of educating Americans on the need for computer security as an aspect of homeland defense…”

Full Story on MacWeek

ZDNET: MS Puts Coders on Bug Alert 07-Feb-02 13:45:36 ET

Story Highlights:“Under a new push to secure software code and convince customers that security is a top priority, Microsoft is putting its Windows developers, testers and program managers through a crash course in secure programming…”

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“Over the next month, the software giant’s security-assurance group expects the training to pay off as more than 70 developer teams audit the various software components that make up Windows XP and the upcoming Windows .Net server operating systems…”

Full Story on ZDNET

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