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Security Fix: June 19, 2005 - June 25, 2005

Windows 'Survival Time' on the Rise?

According to the latest data at the SANS Internet Storm Center, the average time it takes for an unprotected PC running Microsoft Windows (i.e., firewall off and missing critical security patches) to be compromised after being plugged into the Internet...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 24, 2005; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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RealNetworks Patch Fixes Four Critical Bugs

Real Networks, the company that makes the RealOne and RealPlayer multimedia players (and runs the Rhapsody music service), has issued a set of patches to fix at least four serious security problems in its various products. Updates are available for...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 23, 2005; 5:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Conference Board: Data Debacles Hurting E-Commerce

A rash of recent consumer data thefts and disclosures at Fortune 500 companies may be starting to spook Web users away from shopping online, according to data released today by the Conference Board. The study, conducted with the help of...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 23, 2005; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Phishers Target Compromised MasterCard Account Holders

E-mail scam artists are trying to scare MasterCard users into giving up their personal and financial information at fake MasterCard Web sites, in what is likely an attempt to capitalize on consumer fears over reports that at least 13 million...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 22, 2005; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings  
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When Will Companies Learn?

Another day, another disclosure that some nationwide company has improperly secured or otherwise lost control of data about their customers. What day is it, Tuesday? Oh, then it must be Large Chain Drugstore Disclosure Day. I'm sure I'm not alone...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 21, 2005; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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When Will Companies Learn?

Another day, another disclosure that some nationwide company has improperly secured or otherwise lost control of data about their customers. What day is it, Tuesday? Oh, then it must be Large Chain Drugstore Disclosure Day. I'm sure I'm not alone...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 21, 2005; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Help! I Think My Computer Is Infected

You've just done something potentially foolish: You clicked on a link in some random instant message or opened an unbidden e-mail attachment, and you think you might have just infected your PC with a virus. What to do? First off,...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 21, 2005; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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Adobe PDF Patch Plugs Data Leak Threat

Over the weekend I opened an Adobe PDF document and was greeted with a notice urging me to download an update that fixes some security problems with Adobe Reader, so naturally I immediately responded. First off, kudos to Adobe: Unlike...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 20, 2005; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  New Patches  
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