Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 20, 2002

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

MSNBC: 2nd Java Security Hole in Windows 19-Mar-02 16:55:19 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft and Sun Microsystems Inc., creator of the Java programming language, released a joint bulletin about the first vulnerability affecting the Java Virtual Machine code on March 4…”

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“They released a subsequent bulletin on Monday…”

Full Story on MSNBC

ABCNews: FBI: Tech-Savvy Criminals Outpacing Law Enforcement 20-Mar-02 09:17:19 ET

Story Highlights:“Global law enforcement cannot cope with savvy cyber criminals, who are quick to exploit technology to create havoc…”

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“‘Technology permits cyber crimes to occur at the speed of light and law enforcement must become more sophisticated in uncovering them,’ FBI assistant director Ronald Eldon told a conference on fighting organized crime…”

Full Story on ABCNews

The Register: Setback for Security Through Obscurity Scheme 19-Mar-02 09:04:16 ET

Story Highlights:“A proposal on the ‘responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities’ has been withdrawn from consideration by the Internet Engineering Task Force, after criticism that the issue was too political to be decided by the Net’s prime technical standards body….”

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“Discussions on the IETF’s Security Area Advisory Group mailing list reflected the belief that the document is ‘out of scope’ as it does not deal with technical protocols…”

Full Story on The Register

The Register: Instant Message, Cracker Tricks 20-Mar-02 15:28:21 ET

Story Highlights:“IRC and instant messaging (IM) services are increasingly becoming vectors for social engineering attacks…”

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“That’s according to an alert by security clearing CERT issued yesterday. This warns that script kiddies are tricking gullible users into downloading and executing malicious software using the services…”

Full Story on The Register

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