Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 26, 2002

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

Washington Post: Critics Blast IT Loophole in Homeland Security Plan 24-Jul-02 16:48:51 ET

Story Highlights:“The White House proposal to create a Homeland Security department could allow corporate scofflaws to hide nefarious business activities from the public in the name of national security…”

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“The proposal would permit companies that own and operate critical computer systems to share information on network vulnerabilities and hacker attacks with federal investigators without fear that the data could be made public through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests…”

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CNN: Princeton Accused of Ivy League Hacking 25-Jul-02 22:17:45 ET

Story Highlights:“Princeton University admissions officials gained unauthorized access to a Web site at rival Yale University containing personal information about applicants to the Ivy League school, according to officials at both institutions…”

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“Information on 11 applicants was accessed during 18 unauthorized log-ins to the site by Princeton officials…”

Full Story on CNN

ComputerWorld: Microsoft Offers Plug for ‘Critical’ SQL Server Holes 25-Jul-02 23:51:31 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Corp. warned of five vulnerabilities in its SQL Server 2000 database product, the most serious of which could allow an attacker to take over the server…”

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“Deemed ‘critical’ are three vulnerabilities in a feature that lets users host multiple copies of SQL Server on a single machine…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

BBC: Keeping Your Cyber Self Safe and Sound 25-Jul-02 10:21:52 ET

Story Highlights:“You would not walk around town carrying a placard announcing your name, address, phone number, yet many people inadvertently share similar information when they go online…”

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“Unless you take precautions you could find your computer is infected by viruses, have your personal details shared with all and sundry and find your e-mail inbox clogged with adverts you never asked for…”

Full Story on BBC

PCWorld: Memory Cards Get More Secure 26-Jul-02 08:20:06 ET

Story Highlights:“Several major memory card makers, as part of a five member consortium called 5C, have developed a new Mobile Commerce Extension standard for flash memory cards…”

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“The MC Extension Standard outlines how the security functions–content protection and authentication–can be implemented in flash memory cards…”

Full Story on PCWorld

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