Network Security Roundup for August 15, 2003

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TechNewsWorld: How to Clear the ‘Blaster’ Worm from a PC Running Windows XP15-Aug-03 06:41 ET

Story Highlights:“What can you do to get the nasty Blaster worm off your new PC running Windows XP? The Blaster worm fix requires several steps that start with either downloading a repair program or asking a trusted friend to download it for you. Some infected computers are switching on and off every few minutes, making Web access impossible. Other victimized machines are quite sluggish but still useable.”

Full Story on TechNewsWorld

The Register: MS Fixes WinNT Patch RAS Knock-Out Glitch15-Aug-03 09:48 ET

Story Highlights:“As if hard-pressed Windows sysadmins didn’t have enough problems dealing with the effects of the Blaster worm, Microsoft has warned that an unrelated security fix it supplied to NT 4 users last month was faulty.”

Full Story on The Register

InternetWeek: Microsoft Reportedly Testing Security Technologies15-Aug-03 17:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft Corp. is testing anti-virus and other security technologies to see if they could boost customers’ perception of Windows, suggesting the technologies may one day become a part of the operating system.”

Full Story on InternetWeek

BBC: Don’t Believe Everything You Read Online15-Aug-03 09:16 ET

Story Highlights:“It can be a disinformation superhighway and a worldwide web of lies for the unwary, but there are ways to filter out the hoax e-mails which blight your inbox.”

Full Story on BBC

ComputerWorld: U.S. Attorneys’ Offices Wide Open to Hackers, GAO Says14-Aug-03 20:31 ET

Story Highlights:“A government report released Aug. 12 cites years of IT security negligence at the U.S. Department of Justice office responsible for the day-to-day support of the nation’s 93 U.S. attorneys’ offices.”

Full Story on ComputerWorld

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