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News Burst: Cybersquad to combat computer crime  13 November 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The home secretary Jack Straw will announce plans to create a £20m National High-Tech Crime Unit Monday morning according to reports Sunday. The special unit, which will include members of the police, customs and excise, the National Crime . . .
 
Cybercrime treaty gets a makeover  13 November 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The world's first cybercrime treaty is being hastily redrafted after Internet lobby groups assailed it as a threat to human rights that could have "a chilling effect on the free flow of information and ideas." The Council of Europe, the 41-nation . . .
 
Tool personalizes security warnings  09 November 2000 
Source: Federal Computer Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced a service Tuesday that will enable government and private-sector users to receive personalized security vulnerability notices. The new service, named Cassandra and developed by Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information . . .
 
How the presidential candidates stand on technology issues  06 November 2000 
Source: CNN - Posted by Jen Olson   
Each presidential campaign was queried on 20 top technology issues, including whether the government should tax Internet sales or pay for wiring schools, and whether e-mail deserves First Amendment protection. Since some of the campaigns did not answer all the questions, . . .
 
Net dad Vint Cerf slams RIP  03 November 2000 
Source: The Register - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Vinton Cerf, one of the founding fathers of the Internet, has attacked the RIP bill as a dangerous new piece of legislation. Speaking at the Compsec conference in London yesterday he commented: "Oh my god. A lot of us in the . . .
 
Mideast hackers may strike U.S. sites, FBI warns  02 November 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Middle East violence is fueling an online cyberwar as hackers from both sides of the conflict threaten government and business Web sites in the United States, according to the FBI and industry experts.
 
Agencies get cyberattack guidance  02 November 2000 
Source: FCW - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The CIO Council and the Office of Management and Budget issued guidelines this week directing agencies to coordinate cyberattack reports and warnings with the Federal Computer Incident Response Center. The memorandum details the processes that agencies should follow to improve coordination . . .
 
U.S. Lists Top Ten 'Dot Cons'  01 November 2000 
Source: E-Commerce Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Auction fraud has the dubious honor of being the No. 1 online scam, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said Tuesday. Rounding out the "Top Ten Dot Cons" are: Internet service provider (ISP) scams, Web site design scams, Net porn . . .
 
Copyright Office Backs Digital Law  31 October 2000 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In a decision giving copyright holders greater control over the way people use books, movies and music that are distributed in digital form, the United States Copyright Office on Friday endorsed a new federal law making it illegal to break the technological safeguards for such works.. . .
 
House Passes Federal Computer Security Measure  30 October 2000 
Source: Computer User - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The House of Representatives quietly approved legislation designed to bolster computer security at civilian federal agencies. By voice vote, the House passed the Computer Security Enhancement Act, which was introduced in 1999 by House Science Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., in . . .
 
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