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Security & Privacy--2001014


Security News

Indian websites prone to hackers

Most Indian websites can be hacked in 30 minutes flat and are wide open for attacks to steal the source code of their killer aps or disabling the website altogether, says HCL Comnet president Vineet Nayar.

Read More at http://www.economictimes.com/today/03tech01.htm

E-Mail: webeditor@economictimes.com

Canada Strengthens Internet Privacy

A new law to protect personal information disclosed through electronic transactions will take effect in Canada on Jan 1st.

Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/23/technology/23PRIV.html
Source: www.nytimes.com

Both Sides Hacked Over Kashmir

India and Pakistan, who've been fighting for years over Kashmir, are now engaging in the next-generation spitting war made popular by Israelis and Palestinians: They're hacking into each other's sites.

Read more at http://www.wired.com/news/politics
/0,1283,40789,00.html?tw=wn20001223

Source: Wired News Daily

Author: Manu Joseph

E-Mail: wiredmail-info@lists.wired.com

Political hacking: Crime or activism?

Hacktivism is being coined as a new buzzword thanks to a spate of politically motivated hacks of government and commercial Web sites. The Internet, some security experts believe, may replace television as the medium of choice for political activists to spread their message.

Read More at http://www.searchsecurity.com/searchSecurity
_Original_Content_Item/0,282328,506135,00.html

Source: http://www.SearchSecurity.com

"How to spend a dollar on security"

No amount of money allocated for your companyís security policy may ever seem to be enough. This article will tell you how to create a holistic and effective policy on any budget.

Read more at http://www.computerworld.com/cwi/story
/0,1199,NAV65-663_STO53651,00.html
Source: Computerworld

How to handle a security crisis:

Nine key steps A CTO offers a nine-step strategy to follow in light of a system intrusion. Trent R. Hein urges companies not to panic and to take great care in not tipping off the intruder.

Read more at http://www.crn.com/Components/Search/Article.asp?ArticleID=21312 Source: VARBusiness / "SearchSecurity.com"

Will the Universal Declaration of Human Rights be enshrined in international cybercrime law...?

Yaman Akdeniz, director of Cyber Rights & Cyber Liberties is expected to warn that developing techniques to combat high-tech crime could lead to unjustified Internet surveillance...

Read more at http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/2000/49/ns-19656.html

Source: CyberCrime Report

E-Mail: newsdesk@newsfactor.com

Pundits: Wireless Web is major privacy threat

Many analysts believe wireless technology further dilutes what little privacy protection there is online.

Read more at http://www.techweb.com/wire/story
/TWB20001211S0016

Source: TechWeb / "SearchSecurity.com"

Cache attack: Timing is everything

Timing attacks that compromise a userís privacy are surfacing. The technique taps into a Web browser and enables the user to determine what sites have been recently visited without the knowledge or consent of the user.

Read more at http://www.zdii.com/industry_list.asp?mode=news&doc_id=ZD2663614

Source: ZDNet / "SearchSecurity.com"

A useful site on Windows 98 security

As broadband Net access proliferates, security issues increase dramatically in importance. Drop in here, educate yourself, and just maybe save yourself a great deal of grief down the road.

http://www.hideaway.net/

Med Sites Need a Dose of Privacy

Internet health care providers need to develop strong privacy protections or risk government intervention, according to FTC commissioner Orson Swindle. Companies need to provide and enforce realistic policies.

Read more at http://www.wired.com/news/technology
/0,1282,40442,00.html?tw=wn20001207

Source: Wired News Daily

Author: Donna Tapellini

E-Mail: wiredmail-info@lists.wired.com

Privacy advocates wary of data-sharing standard

A new technology standard that smoothes the way for online businesses to easily share detailed customer profiles is sounding an alarm for privacy advocates...

Read more at http://two.digital.cnet.com/cgi-bin2/flo?y=eBLT03gzR0U0Zd5k

Source: CNET News.com Dispatch

E-Mail: cnet-news@two.digital.cnet.com

Lax Cybercrime Laws Threaten E-Commerce

Few countries around the world have passed laws targeting online criminal activity, posing a threat to e-commerce and technological growth, according to a report released Wednesday...

Read More at http://www.ecommercetimes.com/perl/story/5907.html

Source: E-Commerce Minute

E-Mail: newsdesk@newsfactor.com

The Internet's Zen pirates

Russiaís first computer hacking school, the Civil Hackersí School, is taught by the master, Arvi the Hacker. Its students have been accused of the recent break-ins at Microsoft, the Pentagon and NATO, and of the theft of millions from online bank accounts.

Read more at http://www.globetechnology.com/archive/gam/News/20001206
/UHACKN.html

Source: The Toronto Globe & Mail / "SearchSecurity.com" Daily News

A mouse that remembers fingerprints

Siemens has a solution for people who constantly forget computer passwords: a mouse that recognizes fingerprints. Called the ID Mouse, the device uses biometrics to take advantage of the unique features of people's fingerprints.

Read more at http://two.digital.cnet.com/cgi-bin2
/flo?y=eBLj03gzR0U0Zegx

Source: CNET News.com Dispatch

E-Mail: cnet-news@two.digital.cnet.com

The Privacy Practices of Web Browser Extensions (Privacy Foundation)

After downloading "free" software to their personal computers, millions of consumers may unwittingly be revealing their online behavior and personal data to software vendors...

Read more at http://www.qlinks.net/items/qlitem9345.htm

Source:www.qlinks.ne

 

Fortify for Netscape

For anyone using a Netscape browser who received a report of a lower encryption scheme than you would like, should back into the home page and read what this service can do for you at

https://www.fortify.net/

Useful Utilities

Allows you to read P3P, Privacy Policies. Freeware

Orby Privacy Plus is the first software that allows you to take full advantage of P3P, the new standard in online privacy. Orby matches your privacy preferences to the privacy policy at websites, and works with your web browser to let you accept or deny cookies while surfing. Decide how, when and where to share your personal information.

http://www.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/win95/webbrows/orbyppsm.zip 2642008 bytes

Special requirements: MS Internet Explorer v4.0 or higher.

Freeware. Uploaded for the publisher.

Ross Robbins

ross.robbins@youpowered.com

http://www.cluborby.com/

Tiny Personal Firewall

Tiny Personal Firewall represents smart, easy-to-use personal security technology that fully protects personal computers against hackers. 880KB, Win9x/NT4/2000/ME

http://www.tinysoftware.com/download.php

http://209.207.216.178/ftp/winroute/pf200_01.exe

Source: Frank Bohan franbo@globalnet.co.uk

Encryption Plus Folders RegisterWare

Encryption PlusR Folders Freeware is a fast easy-to-use program that performs on-the-fly encryption. You just put your confidential files in a single folder and point-and-click. You don't have to think about security or remember anything except your password. Super easy-to-use. Windows 95/98 compatible.

Folders Freeware is not NT compatible, but the full version of Encryption Plus Folders is fully NT compatible. Full-featured versions of Encryption PlusR for Folders are available for purchase in Standard and Enterprise editions.

http://www.pcguardian.com/folders_download/index.html

 

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