Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for January 23, 2002


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


E-Commerce Times: IBM, VeriSign Forge E-Commerce Security Strategy 22-Jan-02 08:01:53 ET

Story Highlights:“IBM and VeriSign are teaming up to boost e-commerce security by developing new products and services for their big-business customers…”

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“IBM will supply the software and infrastructure, and VeriSign will contribute its expertise in Web identity, authentication and online payment…”

Full Story on E-Commerce Times


LATimes: Microsoft May Delay Products to Fix Security 22-Jan-02 09:18:43 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Corp. may delay some products, including its next version of Windows for server computers, to improve security…”

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“About 7,000 engineers in the Windows operating system, word-processing and e-mail product groups are in security training…”

Full Story on LATimes


The Register: What Billg’s New Security Effort Will Cost 23-Jan-02 11:08:02 ET

Story Highlights:“If Chairman Gates actually meant what he said in his recent memo calling for dramatically improved security in all MS products, then there are going to be some immense changes going on in Redmond…”

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“Changes in how software is created; changes in how features are integrated into them; changes in product development schedules; changes in disclosure practices…”

Full Story on The Register


TechWeb: AIM Holes Grab Headlines, But Flaws Are Everywhere 22-Jan-02 01:01:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft may be on the minds of IT managers coping with security vulnerabilities and malicious code, especially now that Bill Gates has issued a memo to all employees to focus on fixing the holes…”

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“But it’s the flaws in AOL’s Instant Messenger and ICQ programs that are grabbing the headlines…”

Full Story on TechWeb


The Register: Accused eBay Hacker Volunteered for Jail 23-Jan-02 05:50:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Frustration with the slow pace of his legal proceedings and strict pre-trial restrictions spurred accused Ebay hacker Jerome Heckenkamp to ask a judge to rescind his bail and send him to jail…”

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“‘As long as I was out on bond, I didn’t feel free anyway,’ said Heckenkamp, in an interview at the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose, Calif. ‘And I can’t work on my case properly with the computer restrictions…'”

Full Story on The Register


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