Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for September 12, 2002

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

BBC: Conflict Against Iraq Begins Online 11-Sep-02 11:00:25 ET

Story Highlights:“The US may not yet have gone to war with Iraq, but in cyberspace the conflict has already begun…”

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“According to security firm mi2g, three major attacks were launched against computer systems hosted by the AOL Time Warner network on 8 September…”

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Computer User: Documents Outline White House’s National Cyberprotection Plan 11-Sep-02 01:01:44 ET

Story Highlights:“The Bush administration is considering creation of a fund that would combine tax dollars and money from the technology industry to pay for Internet security enhancements, according to internal documents from the government’s effort to develop a national cyberprotection plan…”

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“Federal officials writing the plan, set to be disclosed this month, also are discussing sweeping new obligations on companies, universities, federal agencies and home users designed to enhance security of the Internet…”

Full Story on Computer User

ComputerWorld: Study: Bluetooth Security Should Raise Red Flags 11-Sep-02 10:25:47 ET

Story Highlights:“Much of the Bluetooth wireless security model is optional, but network executives should start setting policies for handling the short-range radio technology…”

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“A key element of that model is link-layer security…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

PCWorld: Instant Messaging Takes Aim at Security 11-Sep-02 14:21:08 ET

Story Highlights:“In an ongoing effort to prove instant messaging technology can live up to strict corporate communication standards, vendors of IM technology unveiled a slew of offerings designed to bolster IM security…”

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“FaceTime Communications teamed up with Network Associates’ McAfee Security division to integrate antivirus scanning technology into FaceTime IM products…”

Full Story on PCWorld

ComputerWorld: Intel Introduces Computer Security Effort 11-Sep-02 06:37:57 ET

Story Highlights:“Intel Corp. has announced a new security technology aimed at foiling hackers trying to steal information transmitted over the Web…”

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“Intel President Paul Otellini unveiled the new initiative, which is code-named LaGrande Technology, at its Intel Developer Forum…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

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