Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for November 16, 2001

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

The Register: Cisco High-end Routers in DoS Peril 15-Nov-01 14:06:49 ET

Story Highlights:“Cisco has issued a fix for a flaw which potentially makes its high-end routers susceptible to denial of service attacks…”

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“In an advisory on the issue, Cisco spells out the potential gravity of the problem and also admits some ISPs ‘have (been) experiencing difficulties’ due to the vulnerability…”

Full Story on The Register

Wired: E-Mail Virus Slams Muslim Group 15-Nov-01 08:29:51 ET

Story Highlights:“Last Friday, on the Muslim Sabbath and on the cusp of the holy month of Ramadan, the council’s e-mail list was infected with the malicious ‘Snow White’ virus…”

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“The council, in a press release, described the infection as a ‘criminal invasion’ by ‘hackers’ in ‘a deliberate attempt to…'”

Full Story on Wired

WashingtonPost.com: Safeguarding Your Network: Three Sturdy Firewalls 15-Nov-01 16:09:59 ET

Story Highlights:“Keeping a computer network up and running and safe from attack are the first concerns of every administrator…”

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“The Government Computer News Lab looked at three leading firewalls for large offices that can halt all data traffic headed for a network and permit only authorized traffic to proceed…”

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LATimes.com: Disastrous Bug Yields Key Lessons 15-Nov-01 08:55:18 ET

Story Highlights:“A disaster struck a small number of Mac users earlier this month, and there are some lessons to be learned from it — lessons about reading instructions, about being prepared for computing catastrophes and about waiting awhile before installing new programs…”

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“At the epicenter of the disaster is iTunes 2, the latest version of Apple’s MP3 music software…”

Full Story on LATimes.com

LATimes.com: Close the Window on Virus-Prone Outlook 15-Nov-01 07:41:22 ET

Story Highlights:“In a perfectly normal and rational world, an epidemic that costs global computer users an average of $10 billion a year might be considered something of a crisis…”

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“The cause of this mayhem is virus attacks, which cripple computers and the networks that support them, sometimes for days on end…”

Full Story on LATimes.com

The Register: Confidentiality Claws 16-Nov-01 12:19:33 ET

Story Highlights:“Researchers at Imperial College, London are developing mathematical and programming techniques to better assess the extent that systems prevent the leakage of confidential information…”

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“Typically, models for confidentiality characterise the absence of information flow by trying to establish non-interference between units of a system…”

Full Story on The Register

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