RABAT, Morocco, Jan. 20 — With U.S. forces closing in on him during the battle of Tora Bora in late 2001, Osama bin Laden employed a simple feint against sophisticated U.S. spy technology to vanish into the mountains that led to Pakistan and sanctuary, according to senior Moroccan officials. From the Washington Post
Remember the neutron bomb, the radiation-rich atomic weapon of the 1980s designed to kill people while leaving buildings intact? Well now we have a weapon suited for 21st century war – designed to fry electronics while leaving people, mostly, unharmed. Allegedly. From The Register
India is working to set up an internet security centre in the capital, Delhi, to try to prevent cyber attacks on key defence, business and government establishments. Officials said the centre could cost up to $20m and could be operational by the end of the year. From the BBC
MOSCOW: Software giant Microsoft is giving the Russian government access to its secret source code for Windows operating systems as part of a global effort to improve information security, company officials said on Monday. From Times of India
Intelligence officials are concerned that a recent rise in electronic attacks against government and military computer networks in the United States may be the work of pro-Iraqi hackers and could signal a “potential crisis” in national security, according to a classified F.B.I. assessment. From the NY Times
In an effort to persuade Iraqi military leaders not to use weapons of mass destruction against the United States and other allied forces, the Defense Department last week began sending thousands of e-mail messages to them, promising protection for those who comply. From Federal Computer Week
Microsoft will share the source code underlying its Windows operating system with several international governments, a move designed to address concerns about the security of the OS. From Cnet. And there’s more on it here.
Iraq has blocked access to the Internet in response to a US-inspired e-mail campaign calling on military and civilian leaders in Iraq to turn away from President Saddam Hussein, Iraqi sources said Sunday. From Al-Bawaba