Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for November 25, 2002

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

Wired: Is Microsoft Truly ‘Trustworthy’? 25-Nov-02 02:00:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Be afraid. Microsoft thinks it knows what’s best for you…”

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“Microsoft Senior Vice President Craig Mundie recently suggested that in the name of security, it may be appropriate to force you to install Microsoft patches or updates, and if that breaks your existing applications, well, it’s for your own good…”

Full Story on Wired

The Register: eBay Scam Site Nipped in the Bud 25-Nov-02 15:56:37 ET

Story Highlights:“A spate of emails inviting eBay customers to divulge usernames and passwords to a scam site reached epidemic proportions last week…”

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“The emails invited the foolhardy to hand over confidential details to a site called Needless to say, this has no affiliation with the online auction site…”

Full Story on The Register

PCworld: RealNetworks Patches Media Player Flaws 25-Nov-02 09:38:02 ET

Story Highlights:“Security flaws in RealNetworks’ media player software could allow attackers to run arbitrary code on a user’s computer…”

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“Three vulnerabilities exist in the Windows versions of the RealOne Player and RealPlayer…'”

Full Story on PCworld Alcatel Leaves LAN Switch Software Back Door Wide Open 22-Nov-02 18:00:17 ET

Story Highlights:“A security vulnerability in Alcatel SA’s OmniSwitch 7000 series LAN switches could lead to an attacker gaining full control over the switches…”

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“Alcatel OmniSwitch 7700 and 7800 switches running the Alcatel Operating System (AOS) version 5.1.1 are affected…”

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