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NEWS - March 21, 2007

by Donna Buenaventura / March 20, 2007 8:37 PM PDT
Anatomy of an eBay scam
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/21/ebay_fraud_anatomy/

"Fraudulent listings on eBay continue to pile up, and the online auctioneer appears to be incapable of proactively putting an end to them. Since Friday, we've been typing "tour with a *****" into eBay's search engine (for purely research purposes, of course) and have been returned with dozens (in one case hundreds) of results featuring pornographic images. They are posted by established users with highly favorable feedback ratings - hallmarks of accounts that have been hijacked and then used to con unsuspecting buyers.

(eBay representatives stress the company's security department continuously snuffs out graft and that phony postings comprise a tiny percentage of overall listings.)"
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by Donna Buenaventura / March 21, 2007 2:15 PM PDT
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Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday said it is actively investigating reports of "fraudulent behavior and theft" on its Xbox Live online video gaming service, which has more than 6 million subscribers.

"Recently, there have been reports of fraudulent activity and account theft taking place on the Xbox Live network," Microsoft said in an e-mailed statement.

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2106340,00.asp

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eEye CTO Marc Maiffret to demonstrate live hacking of Vista
by Donna Buenaventura / March 21, 2007 2:21 PM PDT
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"Date/Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2007 @ 8:00 PM (PDT)
Location: San Diego, CA: SANS 2007

While Microsoft has long been the primary target for criminals looking to exploit system vulnerabilities, now other applications such as Systems Management, QuickTime, iTunes and even security applications from companies like Symantec and McAfee are being used as a means of entry into the network. eEye's research team has identified these exploits as part of a growing trend of attacks that target consumer-oriented applications rather than the operating system itself, as well as bypass network-level security technologies traditionally used by organizations, including IDS gateways or gateway-based anti-virus systems. Now, applications like QuickTime or iTunes can represent a threat to the network's integrity. The reason is simple - Since Microsoft has been the dominant OS with the largest installed base, hackers naturally targeted it. However, as Microsoft has steadily improved its approach to security, criminals are looking to other "low hanging fruit." And they've had 5 whole years to practice against Microsoft, which means many applications are more vulnerable than ever. As an additional bonus Maiffret will demonstrate that although Microsoft has progressed in security they are not perfect. To help illustrate this fact Maiffret will be demonstrating live hacking a Windows Vista system with Office 2007."

http://www.eeye.com/html/events/shows/EV20070404.html

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