Daily Cybercrime and Security Report for November 20, 2001


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


CNN: Timeline: A 40-year History of Hacking 19-Nov-01 13:26:49 ET

Story Highlights:“Hacking has been around pretty much since the development of the first electronic computers…”

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“Here are some of the key events in the last four decades of hacking…”

Full Story on CNN


ZDNET: Microsoft Admits IE Security Alert Lapse 19-Nov-01 08:17:22 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has admitted that it knew about a security hole in Internet Explorer (IE) a full week before it accused a security firm of acting irresponsibly for publicly disclosing details of the exploit…”

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“Microsoft has retracted its earlier claim that the first it heard of the exploit was on 8 November — the date of the public disclosure — and now admits that it was actually notified a week earlier, on 1 November…”

Full Story on ZDNET


The Register: MS Makes Its Pitch on Security, Cyber Terror to House 20-Nov-01 04:19:23 ET

Story Highlights:“One of the industry security chiefs strutting their stuff in front of a US congressional subcommittee has been Microsoft Chief Security Officer Howard Schmidt, shameless plugging the ‘good works’ his company’s execs do in the name of security while determinedly lobbying in favour of its security policies…”

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“The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee (hereafter ‘the committee’) does not have a great deal of track record in security…”

Full Story on The Register


The Register: A Fright at the Opera 20-Nov-01 13:46:40 ET

Story Highlights:“JavaScript vulnerabilities in Opera might allow hackers to access user’s cookies and other potentially sensitive files…”

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“Veteran bug hunter Georgi Guninski has discovered that versions of the Web browser on both Windows and Linux might allow the executive of script code across domains…”

Full Story on The Register


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