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Security News (4 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 4-July-2005  00:10:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Paul sent in a monster security-related news collection.. so big, I'm giving him a newspost all to himself:

Open-source projects get free checkup by automated tools.

Microsoft Corp. is providing Japan's National Police Agency (NPA) with early warnings about security threats to help the agency battle online crime, Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect, said at an Internet security conference yesterday.

A spam campaign that poses as a virtual postcard delivery is being used to lure surfers into infecting their PCs with a Trojan horse. I've received a few of these myself, all deleted without reading.

Cops might just have a new weapon to fight paedophiles: the Child Exploitation Tracking System. CETS is a computer system that allows global police agencies to share information for tracking online paedophiles.

In yet another call-centre scandal, which has further exposed the security chinks in Indian BPO companies, the UK-based tabloid 'The Sun' reported on Thursday that its journalist has obtained account numbers, bank card details, secret passwords and other personal details of 1,000 British Bank customers by paying $5,000 to Karan Bahree, an employee of a Delhi-based company.

New worm lures users with 'breaking news'. The Kedebe-F e-mail worm spreads via e-mail or file-sharing networks.

All-in-one gateway platform debuts. Start-up NetD combines security, VoIP and QoS.

Computer Associates buys Tiny Software.

Indian call centre security breach: man admits guilt.

Sniffing of TCP Port445 Could Herald Attack.

The University of Connecticut has detected a rootkit on one of its servers, almost two years after the stealth program was placed there by malicious hackers.

F-Secure Shines BlackLight on Malicious Rootkits.

The risk of an attack related to a flaw in Microsoft Outlook Express climbed this week, after underground hacking sites began circulating sample code for exploiting it.

Nuclear secrets go global on the web.

1 nabbed for child porn, 1 for bestiality.

German coder soldier cleared for refusing to write Iraq software.

Microsoft forces Sender ID on Hotmail users.

There Is No Conspiracy Against BitTorrent.

Microsoft produces Server 2003 update blocker.

Microsoft wasted no time after tying up the acquisition of email security firm Sybari Software on Wednesday before axing sales of the latter's line of anti-virus products for Unix and Linux servers.

Cisco under fire for VPN vulnerability.

40 million credit cards got hacked.

Hacker or slacker.

Child porn: FBI joins Russian police.

Bluetooth targeted by hackers.

Britney Spears wins celebrity virus contest.

Antivirus tools becoming hackers' new favourite.

Seagate preps hard-disk encryption technology. It will protect data if notebook PC is stolen, company says

Ninety per cent of the largest US companies have procedures in place in case inappropriate or illicit images are discovered in the work place, and 50 per cent have had to use these procedures for incidents in the past year, according to a study released on Friday.

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