Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Zotob Arrests Point To Cybercrime Nexus

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Computerworld Virus and Vulnerability Roundup
August 31, 2005
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In this issue:

* Zotob Arrests Point To Cybercrime Nexus
* Linux/Unix E-mail Flaw Leaves Systems Open To Attack
* HP Warns Of Flaw In Network Management Product
* 'Loverspy' Program Creator Indicted, On The Run
* Secunia: Malware May Hide Behind Long Names In Windows Registry
* Distance Detection May Help Secure Wi-Fi
* IBM Tivoli Unveils CDP Security Tool For The Masses
* Locking Down IM

Zotob Arrests Point To Cybercrime Nexus

The recent arrests in the Zotob worm case highlights the growing nexus
between virus writers and criminal gangs, according to security experts
and an FBI official.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104269,00.html?nlid=VVR

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Linux/Unix E-mail Flaw Leaves Systems Open To Attack

The bugs affect Elm, a venerable e-mail client still used by many Linux
and Unix sysadmins, and Mplayer, a cross-platform movie player that is
one of the most popular of its kind on Linux.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104260,00.html?nlid=VVR

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HP Warns Of Flaw In Network Management Product

Hewlett-Packard is warning companies that use Network Node Manager, an
HP OpenView product, of a "high risk" flaw in the software that could
allow remote attacks.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104257,00.html?nlid=VVR

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'Loverspy' Program Creator Indicted, On The Run

Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara, the creator of Loverspy spyware software,
has been indicted for allegedly violating U.S. computer privacy laws.

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Secunia: Malware May Hide Behind Long Names In Windows Registry

An error in how the Windows Registry Editor Utility handles long string
names could allow malware to lurk undetected on updated and patched
Windows systems, according to IT security company Secunia.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104254,00.html?nlid=VVR

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Distance Detection May Help Secure Wi-Fi

Precision location technology is one of several key ideas for the next
few years that Intel showed off during a keynote presentation on the
last day of the Fall Intel Developer Forum.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104242,00.html?nlid=VVR

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IBM Tivoli Unveils CDP Security Tool For The Masses

IBM introduced a product that offers continuous data protection
capabilities for laptops, PCs and file servers. The tool also
automatically backs up data to servers.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,104206,00.html?nlid=VVR

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Locking Down IM

Here are steps you can take to enjoy the business benefits of IM while
mitigating the risks.

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