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Security Fix: July 17, 2005 - July 23, 2005

Flaw in Winamp Media Player Fixed

Nullsoft (à la AOL) has released an update for its Winamp media player to fix a dangerous security hole that could give attackers a way into your PC. According to Danish security firm Secunia and the Croatian company that uncovered...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 23, 2005; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Scary Advice for the Vegas Trip

I thought I was being sufficiently paranoid as I went about planning my trip out to Las Vegas next week for the back-to-back Black Hat and DefCon hacker conferences, but now I'm just plain spooked. Ever since I started telling...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 22, 2005; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Security Fix Is Heading to Vegas

I'll be heading into the soul-crushing heat of Las Vegas for six days next week to cover Black Hat and Defcon, two of the largest hacker conventions in the country. I'm planning to blog like a madman at the conferences,...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 21, 2005; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Mozilla Issues Another Update

Mozilla has issued another update to its Firefox Web browser to correct "stability" problems in version 1.0.5, as I discussed in yesterday's blog post about this. Firefox users can download the update manually from Mozilla's site. This update does not...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 20, 2005; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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More Firefox Updates on the Way

Mozilla is getting ready to release yet another version of its Firefox Web browser, just days after it issued a new version to correct several security flaws in the program.  According to an article at Mozillazine, the most recent release,...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 19, 2005; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Phlagrant Marketing

It's happened again: An Internet security company seeking a little free PR has coined yet another ominous-sounding word beginning with the letters "ph" to describe an online threat. The word of the day is "Phlooding." Granted, "phlooding" -- a term...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 18, 2005; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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