NewsBits for April 9, 2004 sponsored by, Southeast Cybercrime Institute - ************************************************************ Lamo sentencing postponed Adrian Lamo's sentencing hearing for his 2002 intrusion into the New York Times internal network was postponed this week. The 22-year-old hacker appeared with his attorney in federal court in New York Thursday for what was originally scheduled to be his sentencing. Instead, federal judge Naomi Buchwald agreed to put off the hearing until June 16th, according to court records, which do not otherwise explain the postponement. - - - - - - - - - - Federal prosecutors seek eBay sellers of stolen body armor The government is trying to track down more than 150 people suspected of selling hundreds of pieces of stolen military body armor on the Internet, federal prosecutors and Defense Department investigators said Thursday. The outer tactical vests, or OTVs, and protective inserts designed to make the vests more bulletproof, were stolen from the military and sold on eBay for $200 to $1,000 apiece, said Edward T. Bradley, special agent in charge of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service's northeast field office. - - - - - - - - - - EchoStar suit claims man sold piracy gear on eBay A unit of EchoStar Communications filed a federal lawsuit Thursday accusing a Canadian man of selling satellite piracy equipment through the online auction site eBay. EchoStar Satellite's lawsuit says Booker Cornea of Regina, Saskatchewan, used eBay to advertise equipment that could intercept DISH Network television signals. EchoStar, which operates the DISH Network,says the equipment is illegal. - - - - - - - - - - OS X flaw may leave Macs open to virus attacks Apple Computer was investigating a reported security flaw Friday in its OS X operating system that could allow vandals to trick Macs into opening dangerous files, such as Trojan horses and viruses. The flaw was reported by Intego, a French security firm specializing in Apple systems. The company said in a statement that it had encountered a proof-of-concept Trojan horse for OS X disguised as an MP3 music file.,2125,63000,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Corporate security workgroup announces recommendations A working group of representatives from IT trade and security organizations is calling for federal agencies to use their massive buying power to force IT vendors to build more secure products. The Corporate Information Security Working Group (CISWG), established last November by Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.), is also recommending that insurance companies base the cost of cyber-risk insurance on a company's security posture, as a way of influencing the adoption of best practices.,10801,92074,00.html - - - - - - - - - - New .mail domain designed to slow spam "I am a highly placed official of the Government of Nigeria and also a founding member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Myself and other colleagues in the NDDC are currently in need of a foreign partner ..." - - - - - - - - - - U.S. music sales continue to rise despite piracy Online music file-sharing and other forms of piracy haven't gone away, but a gradual turnaround in U.S. music sales that began in the fall has picked up in the first quarter of this year, resulting in the industry's best domestic sales in years. - - - - - - - - - - Security issues move Linksys routers off the short list As more companies adopt a telecommuting-friendly culture, more employees are taking the plunge for cable or DSL-based Internet access. In many cases, their households have more than one Internet user and are installing turnkey connection-sharing appliances. The two companies that most often come to mind for me as providers of these appliances are the recently Cisco-acquired Linksys and the as-of-yet-to-be acquired NetGear. - - - - - - - - - - Switches look to security to recapture lost luster When the dot-com boom went bust so did the market for switches that shuttle traffic between servers, but as security concerns mount, these intelligent network elements have found new ways to make themselves useful. - - - - - - - - - - Portables sizzle at FOSE If this year's FOSE show is any indicator, mobility is hot and sitting at a desk is not. In addition to the latest and greatest notebooks and tablets, vendors at the conference, held last month in Washington, D.C., introduced products that take mobility to a new level. Ruggedized handhelds, portable flash memory secured with a fingerprint and a headset that can seamlessly switch you from your office phone to your cell phone were among the new devices. - - - - - - - - - - Navy misses PKI deadline The Navy has been granted a six-month extension to comply with Defense Department public-key infrastructure (PKI) standards, according to a memorandum issued late last month by the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Many users within the Navy do not have access to work stations that offer functionality for the Common Access Card or PKI. *********************************************************** Computer Forensics Training - Online. An intense, 150 hour, instructor lead program that teaches you computer forensics and helps prepare you for the Certified Computer Examiner exam. 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