Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for June 4, 2002

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

MSNBC: MIT Grad Student Hacks Into Xbox 03-Jun-02 17:11:16 ET

Story Highlights:“A graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said he has found a way to circumvent the security system for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox video game console, opening the way for hackers to use it to run competing software…”

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“The MIT computer expert, who posted his report on his university Web site, also questioned the security behind Microsoft’s soon-to-launch online service, Xbox Live, saying hackers could exploit a flaw in the system to identify individual players from their game machines…”

Full Story on MSNBC

InternetWeek: Security Appliance Blocks Viruses At Gateway 03-Jun-02 11:53:22 ET

Story Highlights:“Celestix Networks Inc. later this month will deliver a security appliance that adds anti-virus scanning at the corporate gateway…”

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“The Celestix Anti-Virus F1400 detects viruses and other malicious code that’s hidden in e-mail, web apps and file transfers, and disinfects at the gateway before passing data through the firewall…”

Full Story on InternetWeek

ComputerWorld: Security Under the Gun 03-Jun-02 07:48:19 ET

Story Highlights:“After Bruce Lobree, an information security engineer and a 20-year IT veteran, lost his job in October, he decided to work for contracting firms such as RHI Consulting in Menlo Park, Calif., while waiting out the recession…”

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“Since then, Lobree has met client after client who wants a jack-of-all-trades — someone who can administer any brand and version of firewall and intrusion detection, is network-savvy, can code and is versed in new technologies like XML, .Net and wireless…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

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