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Security Fix: March 27, 2005 - April 2, 2005

Spam Exploiting Windows Flaw

We've spotted multiple reports of junk e-mail going around that -- when opened or even just previewed on vulnerable Microsoft Windows machines -- tries to download a very nasty piece of malware called "WootBot", which allows hackers to control victims'...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 1, 2005; 4:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Display Issues?

A couple of readers have written in complaining that some of the advertisements are bleeding into the content of the blog. If you are having any of these display problems, please don't hesitate to drop us a line. Please tell...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 1, 2005; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Free Virus Scanning Service

You have probably at one time or another stumbled upon a suspicious file on your computer or received an e-mail attachment that you weren't expecting. Sure, you could simply use your virus scanner (you do have up-to-date anti-virus software running,...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 1, 2005; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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Don't Be an April Phool - FTC

The Federal Trade Commission, the National Consumers League and Microsoft Corp. today teamed up to talk about civil law enforcement and education campaigns to fight "phishing" -- a growing form of online fraud that uses e-mail to lure people into...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 31, 2005; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Windows "Icon and Cursor Bug" Patch Problems Persist

An astute reader called me to say Security Fix should mention a problem that many users of Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows ME are experiencing with a patch that Microsoft issued in January.  That patch plugged a serious security...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 31, 2005; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Would You Care for a Virus with Your Phish?

I recently received a rather frightening e-mail from a contact who has closely followed our coverage of phishing scams. For the past few months I've been asking this person to be on the lookout for phishing scams that try to...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 31, 2005; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Worm, Old Tricks

My editor kept nagging me to offer a brief writeup on the latest e-mail worm that's making headlines, flagged by some anti-virus companies as "Mytob," so here it is. Like tons of other similar threats out there, this nastygram spreads...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 30, 2005; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Welcome to Security Fix

This blog is about safe computing -- providing you with tips, advice and how-tos to help you keep your computer free of viruses, spyware, adware and other online scourges. More importantly, it will remind you again and again that remaining...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 30, 2005; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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About This Blog

Not long ago, the average Internet user could rely on antivirus software and a firewall to keep their computer relatively safe from online scourges like e-mail viruses. Current threats, however, are being built to defeat those defenses, and require users...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 30, 2005; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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