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Fwd: SF new article announcement: Five common Web application vulnerabilities 2006-05-02
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following Infocus technical article was published on
SecurityFocus on Friday:

Five common Web application vulnerabilities
By Sumit Siddharth and Pratiksha Doshi
Published 2006-04-28

This article looks at five common Web application attacks,
primar

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Forensic felonies 2006-04-26
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The following Front Page column was published on SecurityFocus on
Monday:

Forensic felonies
by Mark Rasch
2006-04-24

A new law in Georgia on private investigators extends to

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Fwd: SF new article announcement: Two attacks against VoIP 2006-04-05
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following Infocus article was published on SecurityFocus today:

Two attacks against VoIP
By Peter Thermos
2006-04-04

This purpose of this article is to discuss two of the most well
known attacks that can be carried out in current VoIP deployments.

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The Register: Nokia staff jacked by Ernst & Young laptop loss 2006-04-04
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
From: theregsiter.co.uk
By Ashlee Vance in Mountain View
Published Thursday 30th March 2006 09:02 GMT

When Ernst & Young loses a laptop, it doesn't mess around. The Register has
learned that the same missing system with personal information on Sun
Microsystems, Cisco, IBM and BP workers also cont

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Fwd: SF new column announcement: This Means Warcraft! 2006-04-04
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following Front Page column was published on SecurityFocus
today:

This Means Warcraft!
by Mark Rasch
2006-04-03

A recent World of Warcraft case involved a WoW book by Brian Knopp
that was being sold on eBay. It resulted in automated takedown
noti

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Re: First Conviction Handed Down for Wi-Fi Freeloading 2006-04-03
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Moderator comment:
When posting news headlines from online sources, please add a URL
for the original source.

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Moderator, Securityfocus Real Cases Mailing List
realcases (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]

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First Conviction Handed Down for Wi-Fi Freeloading 2006-04-02
Michael Painter (tvhawaii shaka com)
From JiWire Weekly Wire:

First Conviction Handed Down for Wi-Fi Freeloading

Hot on the heels of our stories about Wi-Fi freeloaders and how to avoid them, comes the first formal conviction of a person
piggybacking on an open Wi-Fi network without the owner's approval. David Kauchak was caught in

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Techweb: FTC Smacks Spammer With $900,000 Fine 2006-03-24
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
From TechWeb.com
By Gregg Keizer, TechWeb News
March 24, 2006

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday nailed a spammer with a
record-setting $900,000 fine for violating the CAN-SPAM Act.

http://www.techweb.com/wire/security/183702655;jsessionid=2IG4QJE31TJZCQ
SNDBCSKH0CJUMEKJVN

Daniel Jimenez

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Newsfactor.com: Sun's Grid Site Brought Down by Hackers 2006-03-24
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
From Newsfactor.com
March 23, 2006

"There were some minimal DoS attempts early yesterday, which is normal for
any internet service. The problem was resolved quickly. The Sun Grid was not
compromised and there was no degradation of service for users inside the Sun
Grid," the company said in an e-

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Re: WSJ.com: Former Hacker Irks Microsoft In EU Dispute 2006-03-22
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Moderator comment:
Even though the case was not actually related to a security
incident, I decided to approve the post because of the significance
of the case to the whole IT field (at least in Europe).
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Fwd: SF new column announcement: Encryption for the masses 2006-03-22
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The following columnist commentary was published on SecurityFocus
today:

Encryption for the masses
by Kelly Martin
2006-03-21

File and disk encryption needs to be simple and easy if it's going
to be used. This article looks at Apple's FileVault and t

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WSJ.com: Former Hacker Irks Microsoft In EU Dispute 2006-03-21
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
WSJ.com
By Mary Jacoby
March 16, 2006

As an expert witness on digital crime, British computer consultant Neil
Barrett has helped prosecutors in the United Kingdom convict murderers and
pedophiles.

...

European Commission regulators in Brussels chose Mr. Barrett from among
Microsoft's own nomin

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silicon.com: Interpol: Politicians failing to tackle phishing 2006-03-21
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
From silicon.com:
By Dan Ilett
March 21, 2006

Police forces around the world are being starved of financial and human
resources to fight a growing number of crimes on the internet, Interpol has
said.

Speaking on Monday at an anti-phishing conference in Brussels, Bernhard
Otupal, crime intellige

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LA Times: As Japanese Bring Work Home, Virus Hitches a Ride 2006-03-21
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
From LA Times
By Bruce Wallace, Times Staff Writer
March 21, 2006

So far it has spilled military secrets and the private phone numbers of TV
stars, airport security access codes and elementary school children's
grades.

And the dirty work of this computer virus may not be done.

http://www.latime

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ZDNet UK: Microsoft launches legal assault on phishers 2006-03-20
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
From ZDNet UK, by Tom Espiner
March 20, 2006

More than 100 suspected cybercriminals will be targeted by Microsoft's
lawyers, as its fightback against phishing begins.

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39258528,00.htm

Daniel Jimenez

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The Register: Lost Ernst & Young laptop exposes IBM staff 2006-03-19
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
From The Register, by By Ashlee Vance in Mountain View:
March 15, 2006

Ernst & Young has lost another laptop containing the social security numbers
and other personal information of its clients' employees. This time, the
incident puts thousands of IBM workers at risk.

Ex-IBM employees are also a

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ZDNet Government: Agencies get failing grades in cybersecurity, DHS worst of all 2006-03-16
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
From ZDNet Government:

Need proof that the agencies charged with fighting terror don't take
cybersecurity seriously? Just take a look at the House Government Reform
Committee's report card, released today. The Washington Post reports the
committee gives the federal government an overall grade of

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Fwd: SF new article announcement: Social engineering reloaded by Sarah Granger 2006-03-15
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com) (1 replies)
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The following Infocus article was published on SecurityFocus today:

Social engineering reloaded
By: Sarah Granger
2006-03-14

The purpose of this article is to go beyond the basics and explore
how social engineering, employed as technology, has evolve

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washingtonpost.com: Hacking Made Easy 2006-03-16
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
Fwd: SF new column announcement: Human rights and wrongs online 2006-03-14
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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The following Front Page column was published on SecurityFocus
today:

Human rights and wrongs online
by Mark Rasch
2006-03-13

A government's position on censorship used to protect its citizenry
is dictated by who they are. The well-popularized censor

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USAToday: Click fraud's bound to continue 2006-03-10
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Click fraud's bound to continue, experts say

By Jefferson Graham

Online click fraud won't go away anytime soon, say advertisers and
search marketing experts.

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-03-09-click-fraud_x.htm

According to crime-research

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Crime-research.org: Identity theft howto 2006-03-10
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Identity theft howto

In the course of a busy day, you may write a check at the grocery
store, charge tickets to a concert or game, rent a car, mail your
tax returns, change your cell phone provider or apply for a credit
card. Chances are you don't giv

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SCMagazine: No Citibank withdrawls north of the border 2006-03-10
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No Citibank withdrawls north of the border

By Dan Kaplan

Citibank has blocked customers from using their ATM cards for cash
withdrawals in three countries after detecting several hundred
fraudulent withdrawals in those locations, the company said in

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The Register: Zombie PCs menace mankind 2006-03-10
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Zombie PCs menace mankind
Script-kiddies make way for Mr Big

By John Leyden

Cybercrooks are developing more sophisticated techniques to steal
confidential data. According to the latest edition of Symantec's
Internet Security Threat Report, malicious

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SCMagazine: From Russia, bots and personal information for sale 2006-03-10
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From Russia, bots and personal information for sale

By Frank Washkuch Jr.

Russian hackers are offering stolen credit card and bank account
numbers, as well as the use of thousands of bot computers, for a
low price.

http://www.scmagazine.com/uk/news/

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Fwd: SF new column annoucement: The value of vulnerabilities 2006-03-10
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The following column was published on SecurityFocus recently:

The value of vulnerabilities
by Jason Miller
2006-03-07

There is value in finding vulnerabilities. Yet many peop

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ZDNet: Donations flood in for 'guilty' security researcher 2006-03-02
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Donations flood in for 'guilty' security researcher

By Munir Kotadia, ZDNet Australia

Security expert Guillaume Tena, who was last week ordered to pay a
fine of 14,300 euros for breach of French copyright law after
publishing information about secur

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RE: ZDNet: Donations flood in for 'guilty' security researcher 2006-03-02
David Dominick (dominickda corp earthlink net)
Eweek.com: Hacker Outsmarts Kinko's ExpressPay Cards 2006-03-02
Topi Ylinen (topi ylinen hushmail com)
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Hacker Outsmarts Kinko's ExpressPay Cards

By Paul F. Roberts

A security hole in a common technology used to manage prepaid store
cards could let malicious hackers and other criminal groups bilk
FedEx Kinko's stores, according to a recently published

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Computerworld: Former government IT worker guilty of hacking 2006-03-02
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Former government IT worker guilty of hacking

He secretly monitored his boss's e-mail and computer use

by Grant Gross

A former IT systems auditor for a U.S. government agency faces a
possible five-year prison sentence on a computer hacking charge
a

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