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Security Fix: May 8, 2005 - May 14, 2005

Mac and Linux Firefox Update Links

Several readers wrote in to say they were upset that my recent blog entry about the new security fixes for the Firefox Web browser didn't include links to where people can go to download the updated version for Mac or...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 14, 2005; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Video Guide To Securing Your Computer

I wanted to call attention to a new resource on washingtonpost.com for people who need a little help getting started in securing their computers. We produced a series of "screencasts" or video guides demonstrating some of the basic steps users...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 13, 2005; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Firefox Update Plugs Security Holes

Mozilla has issued an update that fixes some design and security flaws in its Firefox Web browser. The new update is version 1.0.4, and fixes six separate security issues in the browser software. To download the update, you have a...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 12, 2005; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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MasterCard: Phishing Attacks Up, but Losses Flat

MasterCard International said Tuesday that over the past year it has shut down nearly 1,400 phishing Web sites and more than 750 sites set up to trade credit card information. The company also uncovered more than 35,000 MasterCard account numbers...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 11, 2005; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Mercifully Light Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Today's monthly security update from Microsoft amounted to just one security patch for the Windows operating system. It's a nice respite from last month's deluge of patches, when Microsoft dumped a total of eight fixes -- five of them "critical"...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 10, 2005; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Feds Closing in on Super Computer Hacker(s)?

John Markoff and Lowell Bergman have a front-page story in The New York Times today about an ongoing investigation into a series of attacks "on computer systems serving the American military, NASA and research laboratories." The story says the FBI...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 10, 2005; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Unpatched Flaws Hound Firefox

People who browse the Web using the increasingly popular Firefox Internet browser should be aware of two new serious security holes recently discovered in the software. One of the flaws could allow attackers to steal financial and personal information from...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 10, 2005; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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E-Mail Scam Targets White House Workers

Online scam artists are getting bolder with each passing day. A new e-mail scam is making its rounds online, trying to trick White House employees into handing over their personal and financial data at a fake banking Web site. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 10, 2005; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sobering Virus Statistics

The latest iteration of the pesky and persistent e-mail worm dubbed "Sober" continues to clog inboxes around the world a week after it emerged, according to several Internet security companies. The latest Sober worm arrives as an attachment in an...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 10, 2005; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Update Fixes Serious iTunes Flaw

Apple issued a warning Monday that its insanely popular iTunes media player program has a security flaw that hackers could use to do very bad stuff on your PC or Mac. The problem affects iTunes versions 4.7 and earlier and...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 10, 2005; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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