Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for March 6, 2002


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


Computer World: Microsoft, Sun and Netscape Warn of Flaw in Java Code 05-Mar-02 06:03:58 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc., typically the bitterest of rivals, are working together this week to warn IT managers that a security flaw in their Java virtual machine (JVM) software could let hackers take control of Web browsers and possibly steal user identifications, passwords and other data…”

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“Netscape Communications Corp. also said some versions of its Web browser software are vulnerable to the flaw…”

Full Story on Computer World


The Register: Guess Leaks Credit Cards of the Fashion-Conscious 06-Mar-02 11:26:18 ET

Story Highlights:“The Web retail site for fashion label Guess was leaking customer credit card numbers like so many cotton-poly five-pocket jeans, and 19-year-old Jeremiah Jacks wasn’t sure how to get it fixed…”

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“Jacks discovered last month that Guess.com was open to an ‘SQL injection attack,’ permitting anyone able to construct a properly-crafted URL to pull down every name, credit card number and expiration date in the site’s customer database…”

Full Story on The Register


Business Week: Stop Him Before He Hacks Again 05-Mar-02 10:31:03 ET

Story Highlights:“Adrian Lamo has made quite a name for himself by breaking into corporate networks. He has done no harm — but that’s not the issue…”

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“Meet Adrian Lamo, a soft-spoken 21-year-old snoop from San Francisco who hacks with nothing more than a laptop, a Web browser, and a Net connection at the local coffee shop…”

Full Story on Internet.com


The Register: $100,000 Prize in ‘Unbreakable’ Crypto Challenge 06-Mar-02 10:20:21 ET

Story Highlights:“A company called Bodacion Technologies is offering $100,000 to anyone who can crack their biomorphic number generator and predict the final, one-thousandth, number in a sequence of 999…”

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“The company is dong this to promote its Hydra server, which uses biomorphic computation for crypto routines…”

Full Story on The Register


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