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Security Fix: April 10, 2005 - April 16, 2005

Firefox Upgrade Fixes 9 Security Holes

Mozilla, the maker of the increasingly popular Firefox Web browser, has released a new version (v. 1.0.3) to plug a whole bunch of security flaws found in version 1.0.2 (including three Mozilla deems "critical.") If you are using Firefox, you...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 16, 2005; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Comcast Network Problem Strands Some Users

I've spoken with quite a few people from the Washington area who say they have experienced problems over the past week getting online with Comcast's high-speed Internet service. Comcast says the problem is related to its "DNS servers," the machines...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 15, 2005; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Three Exploits Out for New Microsoft Security Holes

If you were entertaining the idea of holding off downloading and installing the batch of security patches Microsoft made available yesterday for Windows users, think again. Less than 24 hours after the patches were released, security researchers published instructions that...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 13, 2005; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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The Fix is In: Eight New Security Updates for Windows

Microsoft Corp. today released eight software security updates for computers running its Windows operating system. The eight patches mend at least 18 different security holes in a variety of Microsoft products. Five of the patches carry a "critical" label. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 12, 2005; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Virginia Law Punishes Phishers

According to a story in today's edition of The Washington Post, lawmakers in Virginia have passed a handful of new bills to crack down on phishers, people who try to lure you with e-mail into giving up your personal and...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 10, 2005; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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