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SQL Server Privilege Level Flaw Fixed

October 17, 2002 |
UPDATE: An intruder could use the flaw to elevate privilege levels and make unauthorized changes; Two other patches are issued for flaws in MS Word, MS Excel and Windows XP.
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Firm Reports New Internet Explorer Flaw

October 15, 2002 |
UPDATE: GreyMagic Software details an Internet Explorer browser flaw that lets attackers steal cookies from any site, forge content, read local files and execute arbitrary programs.
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Outlook Express Bug; MSN IM Worm Detected

October 11, 2002 |
Microsoft issues a fix for a flaw in the Outlook Express S/MIME parsing functions.
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CERT: Sendmail Hacked

October 09, 2002 |
Copies of the Sendmail source code have been hacked and now contain a Trojan horse.
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Hacker Book Author: Companies Too Stingy About Security

October 08, 2002 |
The author of a book on network security warns that most companies aren't spending enough money to adequately protect themselves and most IT administrators are out of control of their own networks.
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Free! Expert Help Fixing Your Top Security Problems

October 07, 2002 |
If an expert pointed to the top 20 security vulnerabilities in your network, then told you how to correct them in a manner that would cost you next to nothing, wouldn't you trip over yourself to take the advice?
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Apache Fixes Bugs in Server Upgrade

October 04, 2002 |
Fixes to three security vulnerabilities and several new features have been added to the latest release of the Apache HTTP Server.
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Network Vulnerabilities Surge In Q3

October 03, 2002 |
There was a 65% increase in network vulnerabilities in the third quarter of this year compared to the same time last year, according to a new study from Internet Security Systems.
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'Critical' Windows Help, SQL Flaws Patched

October 03, 2002 |
Microsoft plugs 'critical' security holes in the Windows HTML Help facility and the SQL Server products.
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Information Theft Reaches Estimated $59 Billion

October 03, 2002 |
A new report shows that U.S. corporations lost $59 billion in proprietary information and intellectual property in the past year, though experts say that number is 'very conservative.'
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Should You Hack Your Own Network?

October 03, 2002 |
Whether it's a hacker on the outside, or the Bugbear virus inside, your network is constantly being probed for vulnerabilities. If there are holes in your security, you should find them -- before the bad guys do.
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Two New Epidemics Wreck Havoc On PCs

October 03, 2002 |
Watch out for new viruses, 'Opasoft' and 'Tanatos', which have been wrecking havoc on PCs since early this week.
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Bugbear/Tanatos E-mail Worm Detected

October 01, 2002 |
A mass-mailing worm with keylogging and potentially dangerous backdoor capabilities is squirming in the wild.
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Possible PPTP Flaw Could Leave VPNs Open

September 27, 2002 |
A German security firm warns of a possible flaw in the PPTP service that secures VPNs in both Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
  • Industry Group to Pen Bug-Reporting Standards
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    Bush Seeks IT Security Advice

    September 26, 2002 |
    Representatives of Akamai, Symantec and Intel, among others, will serve on a new White House panel aimed at safeguarding government and commercial IT systems.
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    Critical Flaws Affront Microsoft's FrontPage

    September 26, 2002 |
    The software giant warns that a vulnerability in its FrontPage Extension Server could allow an attacker to crash your servers or run any code.
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    FTC Targets International Net Fraud

    September 25, 2002 |
    The Commission launches initiatives aimed at combating cross-border online consumer scams and fraud against military personnel.
  • The Great Credit Card Bazaar
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    Mixed Reviews For Bush Cybersecurity Draft Plan

    September 19, 2002 |
    Industry watchers are divided on whether the White House's cybersecurity plan has enough muscle to actually make the country's critical computer networks any safer against a potential terrorist attack.
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    Active Internet Content Dangerous - Report

    September 19, 2002 |

    Unauthorized instant messages, among other incursions, can be a sign of an Internet-delivered threat that's now greater than software viruses, according to Aberdeen Group.

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    Microsoft Virtual Machine Has Real Problem

    September 19, 2002 |
    Having Java applets running on Windows could allow an attacker to hijack your system.
  • Microsoft Critics Lambaste XP-SP1
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