Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for November 13, 2001

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

ZDNET UK: Personal Firewalls Could Leak Private Info 13-Nov-01 09:15:28 ET

Story Highlights:“Consumers protecting their PCs with personal firewalls should not feel too comfortable in their defence methods…”

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“PC protection software such as Zone Labs’ ZoneAlarm and Symantec’s Norton Internet Security fare well against outside attacks, but Trojan horses and worms that infect the machine can easily dodge…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

The Register: Personal Firewalls Are ‘Futile’ 12-Nov-01 14:29:13 ET

Story Highlights:“Security researchers have highlighted a potential shortcoming with personal firewall products…”

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“To alert users of the presence of a Trojan or privacy threatening program running on their systems, personal firewalls have been adapted so they monitor and block outbound traffic…”

Full Story on The Register

ZDNET UK: MS Group to Oversee Hack Reports 09-Nov-01 12:40:29 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft and five security companies announced on Thursday that they would create an organisation to promote the responsible publishing of information about software flaws…”

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“Though many of the details have yet to be hammered out, the move marks the beginning of what could be the widespread emergence of ethical rules for security research…”

Full Story on ZDNET UK

ZDNET: Instant Messaging Vulnerable to Viruses 09-Nov-01 10:04:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Security experts have warned companies that increased use of corporate instant messaging services could increase vulnerability to virus attacks and the interception of messages…”

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“Yahoo! and Sun Microsystems have both announced that they will release instant messaging (IM) software for corporate use, and Microsoft has said that IM will play a large role in its .Net strategy…”

Full Story on ZDNET

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