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Security Fix: June 26, 2005 - July 2, 2005

Microsoft Warns of Browser Security Hole

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday warned Windows users who browse the Internet with its Internet Explorer Web browser to be aware of a newly-discovered flaw in the program that could be used by attackers to seize control over affected machines. Microsoft...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 1, 2005; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Thanks for the Feedback!

Just a quick note to let all you loyal Security Fix readers know how grateful I am for the feedback, suggestions and thoughtful comments posted to this blog over the past few months. Starting out back in March and April,...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 30, 2005; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Microsoft Unveils New Security Service

Microsoft Corp. has released a free service to replace the mechanism it currently uses to patch Windows computers. The new service, known as Microsoft Update, supplants the traditional "Windows Update" system and promises several new improvements. If you're using Windows...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 29, 2005; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  New Patches  
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CardSystems Hit With Class Action Lawsuit

CardSystems Solutions, the credit card processor that disclosed earlier this month that a digital intrusion had compromised roughly 40 million Visa and MasterCard credit card accounts, today was hit with a class action lawsuit charging that the company failed to...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 28, 2005; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Adobe Issues Mac Fixes

The company that makes the Adobe Reader and Abobe Acrobat (think .PDF files) software has issued a security update for Mac users. Adobe Systems Inc. said Monday it is making available a new version of both programs for Mac OS...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 28, 2005; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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The Lure of an E-Mail Hoax

A couple of weekends ago, while scarfing down a hot dog at a friend's cookout, I overheard a woman saying to her girlfriend that she'd received a rather disturbing e-mail notifying her that telemarketers would soon begin bombarding her cell...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 27, 2005; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud  
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