Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 11, 2002

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

The Register: Security Tops List of Reasons Not To Deploy Web Services 11-Oct-02 08:44:04 ET

Story Highlights:“End-to-end security of web services forms the most significant barrier to implementation by organizations, but this is not expected to hinder future development…”

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“A biannual survey of North American developers by Evans Data found 24% of respondents list security concerns as the number one reason for not rolling out web services — a growth of five percentage points since Evans’ previous survey, conduced in March…”

Full Story on The Register

MSNBC: Chatty Worm Hits MSN Messenger 10-Oct-02 20:11:12 ET

Story Highlights:“A worm spread among MSN Messenger users by fooling them into downloading an infectious file from the Internet…”

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“Known as Henpeck, the worm used MSNs chat network to send messages containing a link to a malicious online file, called BR2002.exe…”

Full Story on MSNBC

ITWorld: Microsoft Warns of ‘Critical’ Flaw in Outlook Express 11-Oct-02 11:12:07 20:17:10 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Corp. released a security alert Thursday acknowledging a serious security hole in its Outlook Express e-mail client…”

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“The vulnerability, which was found in Outlook Express versions 5.5 and 6.0, could allow a remote attacker to take control of machines running Outlook Express using malicious code embedded in an e-mail message…”

Full Story on ITWorld

Ananova: Florida Man Sentenced Over White House Email Threats 11-Oct-02 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“A man accused of threatening to blow up the White House has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and five years probation…”

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“Safraz Jehaludi, 21, pleaded guilty in August to a charge of using the Internet to make threats…”

Full Story on Ananova

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