Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 12, 2002

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

CNN: U.S. Cracks Case of Military Network Hacker 12-Nov-02 04:11:27 ET

Story Highlights:“Federal authorities have cracked the case of an international hacker who broke into roughly 100 unclassified U.S. military networks over the past year…”

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“Officials familiar with the investigation declined to identify the hacker, a British citizen, but said he could be indicted as early as Tuesday in federal courts in northern Virginia and New Jersey…”

Full Story on CNN

EETimes: Hackers Beware: Quantum Encryption Is Coming 11-Nov-02 18:11:47 ET

Story Highlights:“Quantum encryption pioneers promise to put the world’s first uncrackably secure networks online by early 2003…”

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“Based on the quantum properties of photons, quantum encryption guarantees absolutely secure optical communications…”

Full Story on EETimes

The Register: Oracle in Buffer Overflow Brown Alert 12-Nov-02 13:28:20 ET

Story Highlights:“Security researchers are warning of a potentially nasty buffer over-run flaw in Oracle Database 9idatabases…”

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“In common with such flaws, a buffer overflow in the iSQL*Plus module of Oracle 9i might allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in the security context of the Web server. iSQL*Plus is a Web-based application that allows users to query the database…”

Full Story on The Register

TechWeb: Vendors Scramble To Block Security Holes 11-Nov-02 17:51:35 ET

Story Highlights:“Several security vendors on Monday introduced upgrades to products and services designed to help enterprises speed up protection against an array of security vulnerabilities…”

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“One addresses one of the biggest challenges that IT managers face: keeping up with software updates that guard against new vulnerabilities…”

Full Story on TechWeb

BBC: Text Scam Warning for Consumers 12-Nov-02 02:40:43 ET

Story Highlights:“Scams using e-mail, text messaging and faxes are increasingly ripping off consumers, the UK Government has warned…”

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“Unscrupulous firms often use bogus prize draws and special offers to entice recipients to reply, the Department of Trade and Industry has said…”

Full Story on BBC

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