July 25, 2002 Yale says Princeton officials hacked its site Yale University complained to the FBI on Thursday that admissions officials at Princeton hacked into a Yale Web site that was set up for prospective students. Yale said it found 18 unauthorized log-ins to the Web site that were traced back to computers at Princeton, including computers in the admissions office. "We're assessing the information to see if there is a federal violation," FBI spokeswoman Lisa Bull said. The head of admissions at Princeton said the school just checked the site to see how secure it was. Princeton gained access by looking up students - and plugging in their Social Security numbers - who had applied to both schools. http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/478341p-3820436c.html http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2002-07-25-ivy-hack_x.htm http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/editorial/3736460.htm http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/07/25/yale.princeton/index.html http://www.msnbc.com/news/785677.asp - - - - - - - - Jail over 14,000 child-porn images A MELBOURNE man has been jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to making child pornography and possessing more than 14,000 images. Mark Parsons, 33, was charged after police raided his suburban St Albans home in May, seizing more than 30 computer disks featuring photographs and movies, some involving children as young as four- months-old. Senior Constable Ralph Walker told the Melbourne Magistrates Court police had also seized scanning equipment and a compact disk burner. http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,4728413%255E1702,00.html - - - - - - - - Man sentenced to community work for child porn stash It was "facile" for a man to believe making and possessing child pornography was a harmless pastime, a judge has told the Tokoroa District Court. Judge Chris McGuire made the comments yesterday as he sentenced Mangakino man Lindsay Blackmoore, 51, ACC beneficiary, to 200 hours community work (periodic detention) on two charges of making an objectionable publication. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/./latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=2196940 - - - - - - - - Principal sacked over porn at school An Auckland school principal is under police investigation after being sacked for accessing pornography on his work computer. Michael Wilks, principal of Northcote Intermediate, has been dismissed by the board of trustees after pornographic material was found on his computer during routine maintenance. Police and the board refuse to specify the nature of the material. But the Herald understands it included child pornography, which was why police were called. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/./storydisplay.cfm?storyID=2097893 - - - - - - - - Cybersecurity measure unduly secretive The top Democrat on a House government reform panel accused the Bush administration on Wednesday of supporting a proposal she said would let corporations keep embarrassing secrets from the public by claiming they involve the security of important computer networks and other systems. An unexpectedly tense exchange between Rep. Janice D. Schakowsky, D-Ill., and officials from the FBI and Commerce Department came during a routine hearing on cybersecurity before the Government Reform subcommittee on government efficiency. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techpolicy/2002-07-25-cybersecurity-backlash_x.htm - - - - - - - - Police debut web paedophile tracker Software developed by West Midlands force. The West Midlands Police force, in association with the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), today launched a computer program to target online paedophiles. Developed in-house by the West Midlands Police force, the software trawls sites that contain potentially illegal images of child abuse and tracks users who attempt to download such images. http://www.vnunet.com/News/1133895 - - - - - - - - Hollywood wants hacking license to stamp out illicit downloads Hollywood escalated its fight against Internet trading of movies and music, successfully urging key lawmakers to consider letting the industry use hacker tactics to stop Americans' exchange of songs and films they didn't buy. The broad new legal powers proposed by a congressman - and endorsed quickly by several others - would let record and movie studios hack into Americans' personal computers to find illegally shared music and movies. They could also try to disable or interfere with file-swapping programs. http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/478524p-3821756c.html http://www.usatoday.com/tech/webguide/internetlife/2002-07-25-napster-hack_x.htm http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/editorial/3734965.htm http://online.securityfocus.com/news/548 http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1106-946341.html http://news.com.com/2100-1023-946316.html http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,54120,00.html http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/industry/07/25/copyright.reut/index.html http://www.msnbc.com/news/784908.asp - - - - - - - - ACLU challenges digital copyright law The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Tuesday challenging a controversial 1998 federal law that forbids the dissemination of information that could be used to bypass copy-protection schemes. The suit, filed in Boston federal court on behalf of a computer scientist, argues that programmers and researchers should have free speech protections to explore weaknesses in programs and share their research with others. It challenges both the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the license of N2H2 Inc., a Seattle company that makes a program used to block Web sites for public libraries and state governments. http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/478144p-3819065c.html http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techpolicy/2002-07-25-aclu-dmca_x.htm http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/editorial/3734174.htm http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2119809,00.html http://news.com.com/2100-1023-946266.html http://www.msnbc.com/news/785567.asp - - - - - - - - Some say protection of intellectual property key to economy Strong protection of intellectual property rights is crucial to the well being of the U.S. economy because such safeguards motivate people to create and sell new products, according to experts at a recent forum sponsored by two libertarian think tanks. The Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Lewisville, Texas- based Institute for Policy Innovation sponsored the forum last Monday to promote the continued protection of intellectual property rights at a time when many believe these rights are seriously threatened. http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/478100p-3818891c.html - - - - - - - - Fear and Lockdown in America Concerned about potential cyber attacks, business executives and politicians are pushing for more control over information distribution. In a survey conducted by Business Software Alliance that was released Wednesday, 82 percent of information technology professionals believe American businesses are ill-equipped to deal with cyber-terrorism. http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,54099,00.html US business fears concerted cyber attack next year http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_636785.html Al Qaeda cyber alarm sounded http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/2002/0722/web-attack-07-25-02.asp Deal struck for security alerts http://www.fcw.com/geb/articles/2002/0722/web-nipc-07-25-02.asp - - - - - - - - Microsoft warns of new server vulnerabilities SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Desktop Engine and Exchange are all vulnerable to newly discovered exploits. Microsoft has warned of several newly discovered security holes in SQL Server, Microsoft Desktop Engine and Exchange software, the most serious of which could give an attacker control over an installation of SQL Server. http://news.zdnet.co.uk/story/0,,t269-s2119821,00.html - - - - - - - - MS goes security patch crazy A plethora of patches from Microsoft wings its way into our in-box this morning. There are bug fixes for Microsoft Metadirectory Services, SQL Server, Exchange 5.5 and a reissued patch for Media Player. Tob round things up there's also a Cumulative Patch for SQL Server 2000. First up, and most serious, two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in SQL Server 2000 Resolution Service have been discovered which could allow attackers to inject malicious code. Resolution Service is also prone to a system-exhausting denial of service attack. http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/26368.html Microsoft stomps on swarm of bugs http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105-946347.html http://news.com.com/2100-1001-946333.html - - - - - - - - Filtering E-Mail with Postfix and Procmail, Part Four This is the fourth and final installment in a series on filtering e-mail with Postfix and Procmail. The first two parts of this series focused on how you can stop receiving spam by configuring Postfix for spam prevention. The third segment introduced methods of stopping spam with Procmail. This installment will discuss two tools that are available for use with Procmail: Razor, an automated spam tagging and filtering tool, and SpamAssassin, a mail filter that contains hundreds of different spam tests. http://online.securityfocus.com/infocus/1611 Filtering E-Mail with Postfix and Procmail, Part One http://online.securityfocus.com/infocus/1593 Filtering E-Mail with Postfix and Procmail, Part Two http://online.securityfocus.com/infocus/1598 Filtering E-Mail with Postfix and Procmail, Part Three http://online.securityfocus.com/infocus/1606 - - - - - - - - Democrats spar with Ashcroft over agency information sharing As the nation's attorney general came before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday to extol the benefits of information sharing among federal agencies, Senate Democrats cautioned that the information could be mishandled and harm American citizens. America's ability to protect itself "has been undermined significantly by restrictions to limit the intelligence and law enforcement communities' access to and sharing of our most valuable resource. ... That resource is information," Attorney General John Ashcroft told the committee. http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0702/072502td1.htm *********************************************************** Search the NewsBits.net Archive at: http://www.newsbits.net/search.html *********************************************************** The source material may be copyrighted and all rights are retained by the original author/publisher. The information is provided to you for non-profit research and educational purposes. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however copies may not be sold, and NewsBits (www.newsbits.net) should be cited as the source of the information. Copyright 2000-2002, NewsBits.net, Campbell, CA.