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Security Fix: August 7, 2005 - August 13, 2005

Patch Now or Else

If you've been putting off installing the latest bundle of patches that Microsoft issued this week, it's time to reconsider. Instructions telling would-be attackers precisely how to exploit more than half of the security holes closed by the patches were...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 12, 2005; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Verizon Wireless Fixes Leaky Web Site

Verizon Wireless acknowledged today that a series of computer programming flaws may have exposed personal data on millions of subscribers. Verizon initially said it had no evidence any information was actually leaked as a result of the flaw, which it...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 11, 2005; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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The FBI on Cyber Crime

It's not every day that one gets a chance to talk with Robert Mueller, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. So when he began taking questions following a speech he made about cooperating with industry to fight crime at...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 10, 2005; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Spam, Spam, Hummers(?) and Spam

It's been something of a gleeful week for anti-spam activists. On Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. announced it had won a $7 million settlement from Scott Richter, once known as the "Spam King" for the millions he made by sending junk e-mail....

By Brian Krebs  |  August 10, 2005; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Six Security Patches for Windows

As promised, Microsoft Corp. today released a bundle of six software security updates for computers running its Windows operating systems, including three patches that earned its most severe "critical" rating. The free patches, available for download through the Microsoft Update...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 9, 2005; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Antivirus Software: A Tool, Not a Panacea

If you think merely using a firewall, anti-virus software and staying up to date on Microsoft Windows security patches will allow you to throw caution and common sense to the wind while surfing the 'Net, think again. The folks over...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 9, 2005; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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