Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 9, 2002

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

The Register: Show Us the Bugs – Users Want Full Disclosure 08-Jul-02 10:36:52 ET

Story Highlights:“End-users overwhelmingly support the full disclosure of security vulnerabilities, according to a recent survey by analysts Hurwitz Group, which demonstrates widespread frustration about vendor responsiveness to security issues…”

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“Based on interviews with more than 300 software security professionals, the report shows that end users overwhelmingly support full disclosure – announcing security vulnerabilities as soon as they are discovered…”

Full Story on The Register

MSNBC: China Vows To Catch Satellite Hackers 08-Jul-02 16:15:20 ET

Story Highlights:“China vowed Monday to punish members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement who hijacked state-run satellite signals during the soccer World Cup finals in one of the groups most daring protests to date…”

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“‘This is extremely despicable and represents yet another crime committed by Falun Gong,’ Liu Lihua, director-general of Ministry of Information Industrys (MII) Radio Regulatory Department, told a media conference…”

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MSNBC: Notorious Net Thief Pleads Guilty 08-Jul-02 05:14:37 ET

Story Highlights:“Jay Nelson, the man hundreds of Internet auction users learned to hate last year, pleaded guilty Monday to several counts of wire and mail fraud…”

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“Nelson, once calling ‘the Internets John Dillinger,’ spent 13 months scamming over 1,700 eBay and Yahoo auction users, netting more than $200,000…”

Full Story on MSNBC

InfoWorld: IBM Pursues Security Agenda 08-Jul-02 01:01:58 ET

Story Highlights:“Determined to embed its technology at the core of emerging Web services standards, IBM is set to unveil a set of APIs designed to address critical security and third-party integration needs…”

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“Due for inclusion in WebSphere Version 5.1 later this year, IBM’s strategy is designed to give customers the ability to adopt a best-of-breed approach to incorporating competing security products into Web services environments…”

Full Story on InfoWorld

ComputerWorld: License To Hack 08-Jul-02 19:45:30 ET

Story Highlights:“There are bad ideas, and then there are really awful ideas. Example of a bad idea: the proposed uniform state law called the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA), with its ‘self-help’ provision that lets vendors remotely sabotage software you’ve bought if they believe you’re not conforming to their license terms…”

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“And a really awful idea? Try legalizing malicious hacking…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

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