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Security Fix: July 31, 2005 - August 6, 2005

Six Windows Updates on "Black Tuesday"

Microsoft said Thursday it plans to release at least six patches (or bundles of patches, more accurately) for its various Windows operating systems next week. At least one of the patches will come with a "critical" rating, meaning Microsoft considers...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 5, 2005; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  New Patches  
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A Bit of Free Advice

I am constantly being asked through e-mail or the odd phone call for advice on how to fix this or that problem with a reader's computer, or how to quash the latest computer virus or bug. So I am always...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 4, 2005; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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Cisco Warns of Hacker Break-In

Cisco Systems Inc., the company that makes the Internet routers that process a majority of Web and e-mail traffic, said today that hackers had compromised an untold number of usernames and passwords need to gain access to the customer login...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 3, 2005; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Leaving Las Vegas: So Long DefCon and Blackhat

For better or for worse, the annual Black Hat and DefCon gatherings were largely overshadowed by the Michael Lynn/Cisco scandal. In talking with dozens of speakers and attendees about this over the past week, the overwhelming consensus was that Cisco...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 1, 2005; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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