[iwar] news

From: Fred Cohen (fc@all.net)
Date: 2001-05-15 06:18:21

Return-Path: <sentto-279987-1236-989932727-fc=all.net@returns.onelist.com>
Delivered-To: fc@all.net
Received: from by localhost with POP3 (fetchmail-5.1.0) for fc@localhost (single-drop); Tue, 15 May 2001 06:20:08 -0700 (PDT)
Received: (qmail 23821 invoked by uid 510); 15 May 2001 12:20:34 -0000
Received: from n4.groups.yahoo.com (HELO hk.egroups.com) ( by with SMTP; 15 May 2001 12:20:34 -0000
X-eGroups-Return: sentto-279987-1236-989932727-fc=all.net@returns.onelist.com
Received: from [] by hk.egroups.com with NNFMP; 15 May 2001 13:18:48 -0000
X-Sender: fc@all.net
X-Apparently-To: iwar@onelist.com
Received: (EGP: mail-7_1_3); 15 May 2001 13:18:47 -0000
Received: (qmail 3135 invoked from network); 15 May 2001 13:18:22 -0000
Received: from unknown ( by m8.onelist.org with QMQP; 15 May 2001 13:18:22 -0000
Received: from unknown (HELO all.net) ( by mta3 with SMTP; 15 May 2001 13:18:22 -0000
Received: (from fc@localhost) by all.net (8.9.3/8.7.3) id GAA30947 for iwar@onelist.com; Tue, 15 May 2001 06:18:21 -0700
Message-Id: <200105151318.GAA30947@all.net>
To: iwar@onelist.com (Information Warfare Mailing List)
Organization: I'm not allowed to say
X-Mailer: don't even ask
X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.5 PL1]
From: Fred Cohen <fc@all.net>
Mailing-List: list iwar@yahoogroups.com; contact iwar-owner@yahoogroups.com
Delivered-To: mailing list iwar@yahoogroups.com
Precedence: bulk
List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:iwar-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 06:18:21 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-To: iwar@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iwar] news
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Sino-US cyber war spreads to South Korea South Korean computers have
been attacked by Chinese and US hackers who have been involved in a
cyber war over a US spy plane detained by China, officials said Monday. 
A South Korean government computer security agency said 164 cases of
hacking of sites run by universities, companies, research and private
groups had been blamed on the Sino-US cyber war since May 4.  A Korea
Information Security Agency official said the most recent case affected
a site run by Seoul National University on Sunday.  The hacker changed
the opening page to a screen containing abusive statements about the US

Iran police close hundreds of Internet cafes TIranian police have closed
down more than 400 Internet cafes in the capital Tehran, demanding that
the owners obtain licenses to stay in business, newspapers and cafe
owners said Sunday.  Owners said telecommunications authorities had
banned the use of Internet sites offering cheap telephone connections to
relatives abroad, citing a state monopoly on long distance calls.  ``The
police closed down 400 Internet cafes throughout Tehran in five days,
they say you have to have a license,'' cafe owner Mohammad Chizari told

GPO Web Site Hit by 300,000 Attempted Hacks Agency Losing Revenue As
Information Is Downloaded at The Rate of 32 Million Publications Per
Month.  In the first four months of this year, the Government Printing
Office Web site was the target of about 300,000 hacker attempts,
according to Public Printer Michael DiMario.  All of the attempts have
been detected by the system's anti-intrusion systems, and no hacker has
been able to penetrate the protective fire wall, although one intruder
did get into an HTML page.  "I'm not saying we're the most secure, but
we've got a very, very good [security system]," DiMario said last week.

Interpol posts advice against IT crime on website The international
police organization Interpol has stepped up its action against
cybercrime with a new section on its Web site on how to combat malicious
computer viruses.  ``Transnational crime of this nature can be
particularly difficult to investigate,'' Interpol's Secretary-General
Ronald Noble said in a statement Monday.  ``Computer viruses are a real
threat.  Our virus alert section will enable computer users to keep up
to date, '' Noble said in the statement, released by Interpol's Lyon

U.S.  Military Plans Mandatory Cyberdefense The Pentagon wants to
mandate application and network security services for the military, and
later this summer plans to issue guidelines that the Army, Navy, Air
Force and Marines will need to follow to protect Web-based resources
from cyberattacks.  The Defense Department recently told military brass
that computer network defense will be mandatory.  It will propose
guidelines on use of firewall, intrusion-detection and antivirus
technologies that it wants deployed across its sprawling global networks
that include three million users at 1,500 locations. 

MSN UK fails IE6 privacy standards - apparently One of the wondrous
innovations in IE6 is its P3P-awareness.  This is illustrated by the
little warning sign you'll see at the bottom of the page if the site
you're visiting doesn't have a privacy statement that is P3P-readable. 
If you've got IE6, you can check this on The Register front page,
because we don't have such a thing, and quite frankly we're a bit
grouchy about having to go to the trouble of knocking one up.  Hell,
we've got a privacy statement.  Mainly because IBM told us they wouldn't
book ads if we didn't get one, but it's not always the thought that

Rolling Blackouts Roll into a Provider Near You With California's power
problems so apparent in the news (and even more apparent to those living
in the state), the following question is posed: Are power outages a
security concern and what, if any, risks do they pose? On May 8th, 2001,
the hosting service provider Exodus was temporarily knocked offline by
an explosion in a generating electric company, underneath the provider's
building.  No one intended for this to happen, and by all accounts it
was an "accident" due to the problems that the state is currently facing
with its power supply.  Was this to be considered a Denial of Service?
Many would argue that since this was more an "Act of God" than a
malicious attack, then No, it shouldn't be something for security
professionals to concern themselves with.  There are, however, some
inherent risks that are compounded when something unfortunate happens
such as this. 

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-~>
SearchSecurity.com is your free resource that
aggregates the best security news and resources from
around the Internet daily. So you have a partner that
does all of the research that you don't have time to
do - from the most comprehensive daily news, to the
largest collection of security links and interactive
community features anywhere.


Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : 2001-06-30 21:44:13 PDT