NewsBits for April 7, 2006 ************************************************************ Teens arrested after posting firebombing video on Two teenage boys were arrested on charges of possessing "destructive devices" after a video allegedly showing the duo firebombing an empty airplane hangar was posted online at, a social networking site. Novato police said a tip led them to watch the video, which provided clues for identifying the hangar's location and the teens who were arrested Tuesday. In the clip, two boys each are seen setting off a homemade firebomb, said Novato Police Lt. Jim Laveroni. - - - - - - - - - - DOD IPv6 director arrested for possession of child porn A high-ranking Defense Department IT official has been arrested and indicted on child pornography charges. Charles Lynch, director of the Defense Information Systems Agencys Internet Protocol version 6 transition program, was arrested March 8 and indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia the next day on one count of possessing child pornography. - - - - - - - - - - Two men sentenced to prison for making child porn video The regional court in Hradec Kralove today sentenced British John Kieran Power, 41, and Czech Vaclav Huspek, 22, to six and five years in prison, respectively, for shooting pornographic films featuring underage boys. - - - - - - - - - - Child-porn suspect convicted Pennsylvania man found guilty of sex charges, A Medina County jury Wednesday found a Pennsylvania man guilty of possessing child pornography and other charges stemming from the man's attempt in December to lure a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl over the Internet. - - - - - - - - - - Carencro man pleads not guilty to child porn charges A Carencro man who allegedly gave a camera cell phone to a girl so she could take naked photographs of herself pleaded NOT guilty in federal court to child pornography charges. Douglas Frye was indicted last month on two counts of production of child pornography and four counts of receiving child pornography. - - - - - - - - - - LAPD makes child porn bust Acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Lakes Area Police Departments (LAPD) Tim Tougas conducted a search warrant at the residence of Jonathan Daniel Lundberg, 18, Lindstrom, last week. - - - - - - - - - - PA Catholic Teacher Jailed for Child Porn An Erie Catholic school teacher is jailed on child pornography charges because authorities say he had pictures of people having sex with a toddler among other images on his home computer. - - - - - - - - - - U.S. lawmakers target six top copyright piracy countries No small potatoes among them, but a few close allies blamed. A group of U.S. lawmakers has named six countries, including China and Russia, as those they will closely monitor for continuing copyright piracy problems.,10801,110275,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Bill Would Clean Up Caller ID You can count congressional lawmakers among those who want caller ID to mean something again. Bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday in the House of Representatives seeks to outlaw the use of caller ID spoofing techniques "with the intent to deceive the person to whom the call is made.",70600-0.html - - - - - - - - - - Crusading prosecutor seeks new spyware scalp New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has gone after a company alleged to be one of the largest spyware distributors in the world. Spitzer has filed a lawsuit that will force spyware distributor Direct Revenue to stop installing its software on PCs without their owners' consent. - - - - - - - - - - Senator questions FBI on ChoicePoint contract A top Democrat in the U.S. Senate questioned Wednesday why the U.S. Department of Justice continues to do business with data broker ChoicePoint Inc. a year after the company announced a data breach potentially affecting 145,000 U.S. residents.,10801,110248,00.html Agencies, data resellers skirt privacy rules: GAO - - - - - - - - - - Online police pedophile unit for WA WEST Australian police could soon be posing as children online in a bid to bust internet pedophile rings, the State Government said today. New laws passed in Western Australia allow police to go undercover on the internet and trawl chat rooms. WA's Cyber Predator Team is modelled on a Queensland police unit called Task Force Argos which, it is claimed, has achieved remarkable results.,20281,18722007-5001028,00.html - - - - - - - - - - Forget the playgrounds; pedophiles turn to Web In Lake County, Ill., Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Rick White had been logged on to the Internet, posing as a child for just two minutes when a man, claiming he was 25, asked for a picture. Three minutes later, the conversation turned to sex. He's talking to somebody he believes is a 15-year-old female, White says. - - - - - - - - - - State Investigator Warns Parents of Internet Predators Parents can and must educate themselves to protect their children. That was the message Chris Duff gave to members of the Kiwanis Club Tuesday afternoon. Duff is an investigator with the state High Technology Crime Unit. He showed Kiwanis members how sexual predators are using the MySpace website to identify, learn about and contact their victims. - - - - - - - - - - A Tsunami of Pedophile Predators I've always been of the opinion that there is a special place in hell reserved for pedophiles. Of course, when I think of pedophiles, I have for years had a mental picture of such a creep as a late-middle- aged man with pastey skin, a few strands of disheveled hair, bleary eyes and a beer gut who hangs out in the shadows of adult bookstores. That is NOT the face of today's pedophiles as the news reveals. - - - - - - - - - - No cases of ID theft involve pay system No cases of computer scamming or identity theft involving the Defense Department's computerized pay services system have been reported, a Defense Finance and Accounting Service spokeswoman said April 4. - - - - - - - - - - eBay Sellers Can No Longer Offer To Receive Cash EBay Inc. no longer allows sellers to offer the choice of cash payments, a move meant to discourage use of an option favored by scam artists.;j?articleID=184429145 - - - - - - - - - - Microsoft to Issue Five Security Fixes Microsoft today said it plans to issue at least five free software updates next week to fix security flaws in its Windows operating system and other software products. At least one of the updates will carry a "critical" rating, which Microsoft assigns to flaws that could be used by attackers or automated computer worms to take over vulnerable computers without any action on the part of the user. Another security hole found in IE Microsoft to slap patch on risky IE hole - - - - - - - - - - Printer flaw opens files to prying eyes A vulnerability in some of HP's printer software opens up the files on your PC for the world to see. A security flaw in software that ships with two HP Color LaserJet printers could open a door for cybersnoops, HP has warned.,39020375,39261693,00.htm - - - - - - - - - - Mobile malware fears delay smartphone rollouts Fears about mobile viruses have been cited by many firms as a reason for not giving workers advanced handsets, despite the continuing rarity of mobile malware. Three in five corporations (60 per cent) polled in a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit said concerns about virus infection have held back employee smartphone rollouts. - - - - - - - - - - Japanese companies checking employee PC use For many years now, companies have been able to keep track of every Web site visited, e-mail sent and file accessed by their workers through readily available tracking software. - - - - - - - - - - Singapore attacked over blog gag The Singapore government has been condemned for gagging political discussion on the web in the run up to the country's parliamentary elections. The government has extended censorship laws to ban podcasts and videocasts that carry political content. - - - - - - - - - - Fingerprint-reading Flash drives Group Test Fingerprint recognition might not be all it's cracked up to be - as it has been proven time and time again that there are ways around it - bit it's still far better than no security at all. As long as it's set up properly, it works well enough, and it's fairly easy to use. - - - - - - - - - - Why VOIP Needs Crypto There are basically four ways to eavesdrop on a telephone call. One, you can listen in on another phone extension. This is the method preferred by siblings everywhere. If you have the right access, it's the easiest. While it doesn't work for cell phones, cordless phones are vulnerable to a variant of this attack: A radio receiver set to the right frequency can act as another extension.,70591-0.html - - - - - - - - - - YOUGOV research reveals UK's senior management has low expectations of network security 38% expect to be victims of successful network attacks in 2006 Confidence levels unimproved despite escalating budgets 74% say security issues are a fact of business life 38% of firms security defences were breached in 2005 - - - - - - - - - - Forget passwords? Try remembering faces instead. Consider all the problems with computer passwords. Employees forget them or make them dangerously simple. (According to one security expert, "password" is among the most popular choices.) Or they write them on Post-it notes and stick them on a monitor where someone could find them and stroll into a network. *********************************************************** Search the Archive at: *********************************************************** 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 ( should be cited as the source of the information. Copyright 2000-2006,, Campbell, CA.