Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for June 8, 2001

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

Newsbytes: Windows XP: A Hacker’s Dream? 07-Jun-01 13:56:23 ET

Story Highlights:“Forget ‘raw sockets.’ Microsoft’s [NASDAQ:MSFT] forthcoming Windows XP operating system is loaded with new, potentially hacker-friendly features…”

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“But while they deny that PCs running XP will be easier to turn into denial of service attack zombies than earlier versions of the program, some experts concede that XP, which is set to be released in October, will nonetheless be a prime target for hackers…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

Newsbytes: European Commission Mulls Antihacking Legislation 08-Jun-01 08:44:41 ET

Story Highlights:“Hard on the heels of revelations about the Echelon superspy network, the European Commission (EC) has started working on computer hacking and IT security legislation…”

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“The legislation is designed to flesh out — and build on — existing computer law in most EC member countries…”

Full Story on Newsbytes

ZDNET UK: OpenPGP Alliance Secures Email 08-Jun-01 14:21:11 ET

Story Highlights:“A group of security companies have teamed up to form the OpenPGP Alliance, a body that aims to ensure compatibility between secure email systems…”

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“OpenPGP Alliance, made up of 11 security companies including Biodata, Hush and Qualcomm, will oversee testing to ensure encryption systems are interoperable, and will work towards extending the OpenPGP standard to other non-email applications that could benefit from privacy protection…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

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