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Security Fix: June 5, 2005 - June 11, 2005

Green Electronic Garbage

No, I'm not talking about nasty little computer viruses or worms; in this case, I'm talking about an environmentally friendly recycling program for computer-related digital detritus. My wife forwarded me this link because her company just got a few of...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 10, 2005; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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10 Microsoft Patches Due Next Week

Microsoft Corp. said today that Windows users and systems administrators should be prepared for the company to release at least 10 security patches next Tuesday. The company said as many as seven of the Windows patches could carry a "critical"...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 9, 2005; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Apple's Bushel of Critical Fixes

Apple yesterday released a slew of security fixes for several recent versions of its Mac OS X operating system. The patches mend flaws in nearly a dozen areas of the operating system, including a Web server programming language called "PHP"...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 9, 2005; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Mac Feedbac

Something I know I can always count on from Security Fix readers is that when I flub something, I'll hear about it from them. So let me apologize to those faithful readers who took umbrage at my advice for Mac...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 8, 2005; 7:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Is Your Boss Reading Your E-Mail?

Be careful what you say in that work e-mail you're about to send -- an increasing percentage of companies are employing people and systems to pore over outbound e-mails for proprietary and sensitive corporate information, according to a new report...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 8, 2005; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Progress in the Fight Against Phishing?

The number of unique "phishing" scams dropped a bit in April, according to the latest stats from the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a coalition of companies that tracks and fights this form of online fraud. Phishing, of course, is a broad...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 7, 2005; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud  
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CitiGroup Data Loss & More State Disclosure Laws

It looks like at least two more states have passed legislation to punish companies that fail to disclose when they lose control over their customers' financial and personal information. Last week, I wrote about several states that recently enacted laws...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 6, 2005; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Before You Get Rid of that Hard Drive...

One of the greatest paradoxes to come out of the laws of physics is the notion that information -- like energy -- can never be truly created or destroyed. That idea predates the modern computer age, but anyone who's ever...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 6, 2005; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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