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Security Fix: June 12, 2005 - June 18, 2005

Canada, Australia Echo U.K. Cyber Attack Warnings

Just hours after British cyber-security officials issued a highly unusual warning that hackers are launching targeted attacks against U.K. government agencies and high-profile British corporations, their counterparts in Canada and Australia issued similar alerts. "These e-mails are typically sent to...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 16, 2005; 10:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Britain's 'Critical Infrastructure' Under E-Mail Attack

Cyber-security officials in Great Britain issued an unusually dire alert today, warning that hackers are targeting e-mail-borne viruses against U.K. government agencies and high-profile British corporations with the aim of stealing sensitive and lucrative data. The increasingly sophisticated attacks appear...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 16, 2005; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Britney Spears Tops Celebrity Virus Ranking

I absolutely love this story: Panda Software says pop star Britney Spears edged out Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Jackson as the top e-mail enticement used to trick people into infecting their computers with viruses. According to...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 15, 2005; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Microsoft Issues Windows Security Patches For June

Microsoft Corp. today issued 10 security updates to mend flaws in its software products, including three "critical" fixes for problems found in most versions of its Windows operating systems. Microsoft rates a patch "critical" if hackers or computer worms can...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 14, 2005; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  New Patches  
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A Sunday Afternoon House Call

I just spent nearly seven hours doing emergency surgery on a Windows PC that belongs to a dear, longtime friend. The experience was so harrowing that I decided to blog it. So it's 2 p.m. Sunday and after a cursory...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 12, 2005; 11:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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