Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for June 19, 2001

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

New Scientist: Spy in the Sky 19-Jun-01 9:26:16 ET

Story Highlights:“A number of passenger airlines will soon be offering customers airborne internet services but computer experts are advising them to plug all possible security gaps…”

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“The companies are making efforts to ensure that the network is protected from outside cyber attack, but security experts say that passengers inside the plane could still be at risk…”

Full Story on New Scientist ICSA Begins Network Intrusion Detection Testing 19-Jun-01 13:30:16 ET

Story Highlights:“TruSecure Corp.’s ICSA Labs division is offering the industry’s first continuously deployed testing and certification program to test the functionality and compliance of intrusion detection products…”

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“An intrusion detection system can provide advance knowledge of attacks or intrusion attempts by detecting an intruder’s actions…”

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Wired: Another Nasty MS Server Hole 18-Jun-01 18:52:35 ET

Story Highlights:“A new security hole has been discovered in Microsoft’s Internet Information Server that allows malicious hackers easy access and complete remote control over a vulnerable computer system…”

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“The hole affects all machines that are running Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or Windows XP and using Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) Web Server software…”

Full Story on Wired

The Register: Ultimate in Internet Security or Anti-Hacker Hype? 19-Jun-01 14:33:16 ET

Story Highlights:“A security firm headed by a former KGB agent has come under fire for claims its forthcoming products provide the ultimate solution to computer security problems…”

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“Invicta Networks, is developing security products that attempt to foil cracking attacks by using constantly changing IP addresses, which it claims ‘has the ability to cloak entire computer networks with a shield that makes them invisible and impossible to hack…'”

Full Story on The Register

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