Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for June 14, 2002

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

The Register: First JPEG Virus Not a Threat 14-Jun-02 04:06:49 ET

Story Highlights:“Anti-virus firms have discovered a Windows virus that infects JPEG image files, though the chances of it causing a major security risk any time soon are close to zero…”

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“W32/Perrun, as Networks Associates Inc named the virus, was assessed as low risk, and has not been found in the wild…”

Full Story on The Register Cybersecurity Plans Will Be Part of Homeland Security Department 13-Jun-02 11:23:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Doubts about the security of grid computing — serious enough to stifle adoption — are being addressed head-on by Sun Microsystems Inc. and the Global Grid Forum…”

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“Sun says adoption of global grids, where companies share hardware and software resources to accomplish a computational goal, has been slowed because of security concerns and a lack of standards…”

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MSNBC: The Moral Dilemma of Data Leaks 13-Jun-02 23:35:09 ET

Story Highlights:“Dana started like many computer system administrators do, providing tech support to employees. Then, life was simple rebooting computers, installing software, recovering lost data…”

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“But one day, Dana discovered that the lost data included customer credit card numbers, and they most likely had been stolen by a computer criminal. Now what?…”

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The Register: Entercept Hardens Anti-Hacker Blockades 14-Jun-02 04:15:22 ET

Story Highlights:“Server and operating system security house Entercept Security Technologies has bolstered its intrusion-prevention software to provide protection against the latest hacking techniques, putting a stop to the Return into Libc buffer overflow exploit that hackers use to gain root access to machines…”

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“The software works by identifying executable code that comes from unchecked buffers, effectively blocking the code before it can do any damage…”

Full Story on The Register

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