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Security Fix: July 3, 2005 - July 9, 2005

Lyrical Lessons in Security

I recently acquired the definitive piano transcription for the Jerry Lee Lewis hit "Great Balls of Fire," which I've been trying -- rather unsuccessfully so far -- to learn on an old upright piano I inherited from my grandmother. As...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 8, 2005; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Microsoft To Issue Three Security Updates

Microsoft said today it will issue a mere three security patches next Tuesday in its monthly release of security and software updates.  The patches fix problems in computers running its Windows operating systems. I say "mere" because last month the...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 7, 2005; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  New Patches  
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U.K. News Sites Swamped in Wake of London Bombings

News Web sites in the United Kingdom struggled to remain reachable in the hours after a series of bombings in London this morning, as people turned to the sites for information about the attacks. The Web sites of Sky News,...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 7, 2005; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Teen Worm Writer Fined 1,000 Euros

[Editor's note: The following entry was posted by German-speaking washingtonpost.com staff writer Robert MacMillan.] While the English-language press was reporting that 19-year-old Sven Jaschan confessed on Tuesday that he was the creator of the "Sasser" worm, the German Press Agency...

By washingtonpost.com  |  July 6, 2005; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Microsoft Releases Fix for Serious IE Flaw

Microsoft Corp. today released a fix for a dangerous security flaw in its Internet Explorer Web browser -- a flaw that security experts said could allow attackers to seize control over vulnerable Windows PCs. The Microsoft advisory on the vulnerability...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 5, 2005; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  New Patches  
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New Exploit for Unpatched IE Flaw

On Friday, Security Fix warned readers about an unpatched flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser that could let attackers take over your computer if you visit a malicious or hacked Web site. I'm blogging about it again to let...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 5, 2005; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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