Network Security Roundup for September 29, 2003

Stay on top of the fast-moving world of network security with ECT News Network’s daily roundup of breaking news.

TechNewsWorld: Blaster Variant Suspect Arrested29-Sep-03 12:45 ET

Story Highlights:“State and federal law enforcement authorities have announced a second arrest related to a variant of the Blaster computer worm. Meanwhile, security experts are watching and waiting for another virus variant to take advantage of a similar security hole in Microsoft Windows systems.”

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TechNewsWorld: Computer Viruses and Organized Crime: The Inside Story27-Sep-03 07:22 ET

Story Highlights:“Internet security experts are divided on the source and purpose of computer viruses and worms like Blaster and SoBig. But some government agencies are investigating a possible connection between the increasing spread of infected computers and organized crime.”

Full Story on TechNewsWorld Cyber Cops Get Forensics Code26-Sep-03 07:47 ET

Story Highlights:“Police have been issued new guidelines for gathering computer crime and electronic forensic evidence that deals with handling PDAs and mobile phones and the use of outside expert witnesses in investigations.”

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SecurityFocus: The Subpoenas Are Coming!29-Sep-03 08:00 ET

Story Highlights:“Citing a provision of the Patriot Act, the FBI is sending letters to journalists telling them to secretly prepare to turn over their notes, e-mails and sources to the bureau. Should we throw out the First Amendment to nail a hacker?”

Full Story on SecurityFocus

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