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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:09 am    Post subject: Security news for week of 9/6/04 Reply with quote

CLOSING WIRELESS BACKDOORS
Wireless LAN analyzers detect rogue users and devices.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5938


HACKERS CONTINUE TO EXPERIMENT WITH 64-BIT VIRUSES
Shruggle virus could be 'a taste of things to come', warn experts.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5941

ATTACKERS TARGET FRENCH ISP WANADOO
A hacker compromised the corporate website of France Télécom's
internet service provider (ISP) subsidiary Wanadoo, causing the site
to try to install a malicious software program on computers of
visitors.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5943


COLLEGES FEAR XP UPDATE WILL JAM NETWORKS
Microsoft Corp.'s decision to release a major upgrade for its
flagship operating system in the same month that hundreds of
thousands of students are reporting to college campuses across the
nation is causing a major headache for some universities.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5944


SPIES LIKE US
There’s no doubt online security — including ID theft — is still
perhaps the biggest issue facing PC World readers.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5945

CYBERCRIME CRACKDOWN ya right!
Two U.S. Justice Department operations have resulted in more than 150
arrests involving computer crimes that bilked an estimated 150,000
victims out of more than $215 million.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5947


US WEBSITE OFFERS CALLER ID FALSIFICATION SERVICE
Overdue debtors beware: You may not be able to rely on Caller ID to
screen out those annoying bill collectors much longer.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5948

ATTACKERS HIJACK FEDERAL COMPUTERS
Hundreds of powerful computers at the Defense Department and U.S.
Senate were hijacked by hackers who used them to send spam e-mail,
federal authorities say.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5950


4 STEPS TO PROTECT WI-FI NETWORKS
Here are four steps that can help you keep your home network and
personal information secure.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5951

ECRET SERVICE AND CERT ANALYZE INSIDER THREATS
It doesn’t take a techie to abuse an IT system from the inside, and
inside attackers do not fit any common profile. Those are among the
findings of the Secret Service and the CERT Coordination Center in a
study of insider attacks against financial organizations.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5953


MICROSOFT'S WAR ON BUGS
Stephen Toulouse, Microsoft's security program manager, talks to
Wired.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5954

IBM, RED HAT GET HIGH SECURITY CERTIFICATION
IBM and Red Hat say that they have achieved the CAPP/EAL3+ evaluation
level on the Common Criteria tests with Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 3
WS on xSeries servers as well as Enterprise Linux 3 AS on IBM's full
line of servers.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5957

INSIDE CRIMES REAP MILLIONS
Unsophisticated criminals on the inside pose a greater threat than
expert external hackers, according to a US study.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5959


SIMULATED HACKER ATTACKS
WesCorp uses Skybox View software to look at its systems through
hackers' eyes and identify the key vulnerabilities that need to be
fixed quickly.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5960

SSH BOUNCING - HOW TO GET THROUGH FIREWALLS EASILY
Often you'll have firewalls or other network equipment that doesn't
allow direct SSH access to machines behind it. Using a bit of
trickery, you can get through without seemingly jumping through any
hoops.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5962


TESTS REVEAL E-PASSPORT SECURITY FLAW
The Department of Homeland Security's first tests of
electronic-passport interoperability exposed technology flaws,
including myopic and dyslexic smart-card readers.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5963

REPORT CASTS DOUBT ON IRS HACKING-DETECTION SYSTEM
The problems found raise questions about the agency's modernization
plans.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5964


ARMY CIO ASKS FOR BETTER SECURITY
The Army's chief information officer wants service and industry
information technology officials to do a better job of protecting
networks and building more secure products.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5965


HARDWARE TODAY - NEXT-GEN FIREWALLS REACH HIGH
Firewalls have come a long way since 1985, when U.S. Department of
Defense experiments spawned basic packet filtering technologies.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5966

DOD REVEALS VIRAL INFECTION
The breach of security, Dodgen said, illustrated the need for
"diligence, diligence, diligence" when it comes to information
security and assurance — although he described his initial reaction
to the incident as, "Who are we going to shoot?"
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5968


IS ENCRYPTION DOOMED?
Our entire information society rests on a fragile foundation that
mathematicians are racing to dismantle.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5969

PDA SECURITY STILL DISMAL
Worker apathy about PDA security is putting corporate data in
jeopardy.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5971

BREAKING INTO VOICEMAIL SYSTEMS IS A EASY
Businesses are placing themselves at risk because they are failing to
secure their internal voicemail systems from hackers.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5974

SECURE MOBILE PHONES WILL USE FINGERPRINT ID
The fingerprint locking system is already in use in Japan.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5979

HACK TO SCHOOL
School wasn't even in session, and Dartmouth College chief
information officer Lawrence Levine was penning the kind of letter
technology executives dread.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5983

BIG BROTHER WATCHES BRITAIN
The teenagers who stabbed wealthy Joao Da Costa Mitendele to death
before burgling his home were careful to conceal the crime. They used
a pretty girl to gain access to his apartment, where they wore rubber
gloves while committing their crimes.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5985

ARMY HONORS SECURITY WORK
The Army this week issued its first awards to service personnel and
contractors for excellence in information assurance.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5987


FALLOUT FROM VIRUS WAR PERSISTS
Netsky, Bagle and Mydoom variants still topping the virus charts.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5988


SECURITY FLAWS IN WINZIP COULD ALLOW ATTACKS
WinZip Computing Inc. recently revealed that Version 9.0 of its
popular WinZip file compression program is vulnerable to a variety of
security attacks.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5989

SLACK SECURITY FOR OLD COMPUTERS
Less than 25% of old computers sold or given away by companies have
had data removed from them, raising concerns about personal
information security.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5992

BLUETOOTH CAN BITE
With an estimated 250 million Bluetooth-enabled devices currently in
use, the fact that Bluetooth is about as secure as the proverbial
wide-open barn door should be of concern to everyone responsible for
the safekeeping of corporate data.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5994


600,000 STUDENTS WARNED OF IDENTITY THEFT
California university officials have warned nearly 600,000 students
and faculty that they might be exposed to identity theft following
incidents where computer hard drives loaded with their private
information were lost or hacked into.
http://www.net-security.org/news.php?id=5995
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newsletter: Products certified with better WLAN encryption,
09/02/04

The Wi-Fi Alliance this week unveiled a list of the first
products it has given the Wi-Fi Protected Access 2
certification.
http://www.nwfusion.com/newsletters/lans/2004/0830lan2.html?nl

Weblog: Blocking my Chinese fraudster friend, 09/02/04

Best advice: Make sure the server only serves up pages to sites
I control.
http://www.nwfusion.com/compendium/archive/006153.html?nl

New York presents wireless security challenge for RNC, 09/02/04

Transportation Security Administration security checkpoints,
hundreds of Secret Service agents, thousands of police on foot,
horses and motorcycles, city blocks barricaded by dump trucks
filled with tons of sand and an invisible wireless back door
that is virtually impossible to monitor and control. That was a
snapshop of the security situation at this week's Republican
National Convention (RNC) at New York's Madison Square Garden.
http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0902rncwir.html?nl

Symantec joins anti-phishing group, 09/01/04

Anti-virus software company Symantec said Wednesday that it
joined a group devoted to fighting online identity theft attacks
known as "phishing scams."
http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0901symanjoins.html?nl

U.S. government, companies warn of critical Oracle flaws,
09/02/04

The U.S. government's Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT)
and software security companies have issued warnings about a
number of security vulnerabilities in versions of Oracle's
software.
http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0902usgover2.html?nl

Feds seek software assurance, 09/06/04

U.S. government agencies need to better understand the
vulnerabilities of the software they're buying, said IT workers
from several government agencies during a software assurance
forum in Washington, D.C., last week.
http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/090604fedsoftware.html?nl

A behind-the-scenes look as the Internet Storm Center's Johannes
Ullrich battles the MyDoom-O virus.
http://www.nwfusion.com/research/2004/090604sans.html?nl

Opinion: Wireless insecurity rising, 09/06/04

Today, anyone can create a wireless network or wirelessly extend
an enterprise network using inexpensive wireless routers and
client adapters from major retail chains. But making it easier
for hackers to access enterprise data is by no means the only
security risk that companies face.
http://www.nwfusion.com/columnists/2004/090604brodsky.html?nl
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Fighting Phishing with Stronger Authentication
Vendors of advanced authentication schemes are taking notice of the $1 billion
phishing
industry and are taking aim at traditional user names and passwords.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,142l,1,lhbu,jeg9,9s3s,a9gz
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