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Apache Flaws Being Exploited

November 14, 2002 |
Several security holes in the Apache source are being actively exploited on the Internet; IT managers should upgrade to version 1.3.27 or 2.0.43 or higher.
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Feds Want to Extradite British Hacker

November 13, 2002 |
U.S. authorities are seeking trials in both Virginia and New Jersey for unemployed computer administrator who allegedly broke into nearly 100 military networks.
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    Beware of Electronic Greeting Scam

    November 12, 2002 |
    Beware of the next electronic greeting card you receive. It may not be quite so friendly. An e-card scam is circulating, conning people into clicking onto a phony Web site where they can infect their system with a virus or have their address book stolen.
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    Serious BIND Server Flaws Detected

    November 12, 2002 |
    Exploitation of the vulnerabilities could lead to compromise and DoS attacks against vulnerable DNS servers.
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    U.S. Indicts British Hacker

    November 12, 2002 |
    Computer administrator accused of $1M in damages after hacking into military and NASA networks.
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    The Guts of WLAN Security Policy

    November 12, 2002 |
    Because of the use of radio waves, a wireless LAN will not be secure unless you take special precautions. Follow these recommendations when defining the wireless LAN security policy for your company.
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    Protecting Proprietary Property from Espionage

    November 12, 2002 |
    Espionage may seem a plot line seen only in James Bond movies, but U.S. companies are learning, or need to learn, that foreign governments and competitors are after critical information.
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    Six Mozilla Security Bugs Posted

    November 06, 2002 |
    Pre-version 1.0 rollouts of the alternative browser project contain about a half-dozen vulnerabilities, some potentially dangerous.
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    As the Bridex Worm Turns

    November 05, 2002 |
    The Bridex e-mail worm targets a known vulnerability in Microsoft Windows: it's capable of spreading a variant of the active Funlove virus.
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    Is The New Outlook a Threat to E-Mail Marketers?

    November 04, 2002 |
    The upcoming version of Microsoft's popular e-mail program boasts anti-spam features that could give legitimate e-mail marketers headaches.
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    SBC Creates Anti-Hacker Lab

    November 04, 2002 |
    With online security fears at an all-time high, the ISP launches the Internet Assurance and Security Center (IASC) to detect and neutralize hacker attacks.
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    Pressure Grows For IT Security Pros

    October 31, 2002 |
    IT and security administrators have a big job ahead of them in 2003, with analysts predicting they'll have to stay on top of system patches and merge their technical efforts with straight-up business thinking -- all under the tight constraints of a flat IT budget.
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    Holey Microsoft!

    October 31, 2002 |
    Redmond issues three security alerts to spackle holes in its Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, Windows 2000 platform and versions of the Internet Information Server.
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    Spam Law Foe Reverses Direction

    October 28, 2002 |
    After testifying against anti-spam legislation, Direct Marketing Association now wants help from Washington.
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    Mapping the Lack of Security

    October 25, 2002 |
    Look both ways when crossing the streets this week: the second WorldWide WarDrive is going on in major cities around the world as WLAN security activists drive around to expose the large number of unencrypted access points.
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    Viruses, Worms Up The Ante

    October 24, 2002 |
    Security analysts are warning corporate administrators to stay vigilant and keep their software patched and up-to-date as viruses and worms continue to grow in sophistication and potential for damage.
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    Massive DDoS Attack Hit DNS Root Servers

    October 23, 2002 |
    The 'ping-flooding' attack interrupted Web traffic on nine of the 13 DNS root servers but experts dismissed the overall threat as 'minimal.'
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    Another 9 Exploits Found in IE

    October 22, 2002 |
    A week after finding a serious flaw in Internet Explorer versions 5.5 and 6, GreyMagic found another vulnerability, this time in the browser's caching object script.
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    Wireless Security Lessons To Learn

    October 22, 2002 |
    The world of wireless communications can learn much from the mistakes long made in the wired world, according to a corporate information security administrator and wireless security author.
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    Web Vandalism on the Rise

    October 22, 2002 |
    The danger, according to the Web site tracking defacements around the world, is that hackers who have access to the Web page likely have access to a company's entire network.
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