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Security Fix: July 10, 2005 - July 16, 2005

DHS: Exploits Out for Firefox Holes

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), a cyber-security outfit that's part of the Department of Homeland Security, says that it has received information that several new exploits have been released that could let bad guys take advantage of recently...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 16, 2005; 12:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Unpatched, Critical Flaw Found In Windows XP

Security researchers have uncovered a potentially serious security hole in Windows XP and Windows XP Professional that could allow skilled attackers to take over vulnerable computers, even PCs equipped with the latest Microsoft software patches and running the built-in Windows...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 15, 2005; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Security Updates For Apple, Firefox

Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox Web browser to fix at least a dozen serious flaws in the program. Firefox users can download the update manually from Mozilla's site, or click on the arrow in the upper...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 13, 2005; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  New Patches  
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A Closer Look: Three Critical Patches For Windows

As noted yesterday in this blog, Microsoft Corp. released software updates yesterday to fix at least four security flaws in its software, including three rated "critical," the company's most severe warning level. The free patches are available from Microsoft's Windows...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 13, 2005; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Microsoft Releases July's Batch of Patches

Microsoft today released its monthly series of software patches, including "critical" fixes for Windows, Office and Internet Explorer. As washingtonpost.com's Brian Krebs has noted many times in this blog, Microsoft classifies fixes as critical if the security holes they mend...

By  |  July 12, 2005; 5:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Death Penalty For Hackers?

[Editor's note: The following entry was posted by  washingtonpost.com staff writer Robert MacMillan.] Hell should reserve a special place for New York Times columnist John Tierney. I don't say that out of animosity. Rather, he came up with a few...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 12, 2005; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Death Penalty For Hackers?

[Editor's note: The following entry was posted by  washingtonpost.com staff writer Robert MacMillan.] Hell should reserve a special place for New York Times columnist John Tierney. I don't say that out of animosity. Rather, he came up with a few...

By  |  July 12, 2005; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Watch Out For 'Typosquatter' Sites

Surely you've had this experience before: You mistype an Internet address in your Web browser, only to end up at a porn site or some random Web page that tries to install software or hijack your browser's settings. Well, score...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 11, 2005; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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