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Security Fix: September 4, 2005 - September 10, 2005

Mozilla Issues Patch for Firefox Flaw

Responding to reports this week of a dangerous security flaw in its increasingly popular Firefox Web browser, Mozilla released an interim patch late Friday to fix the problem, which could allow bad guys to infiltrate computers through the browser. Firefox...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 10, 2005; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Microsoft Nixes Patch for Black Tuesday

Microsoft said today it will hold off releasing a security patch it had planned to issue next Tuesday to fix a critical flaw in its Windows operating system. In a statement released just after 5 p.m. ET, Microsoft said: "Late...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 9, 2005; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Firefox, Netscape Flaws Discovered

A security researcher has uncovered serious security holes in the latest versions of the Firefox, Mozilla Suite and Netscape Web browsers, flaws that could allow attackers to break into computers if users visit a specially crafted Web site or click...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 9, 2005; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Black Tuesday? Not So Much This Month

Microsoft said today it expects to release just a single security patch on Tuesday for computers running its ubiquitous Windows operating system. Microsoft said the update would be assigned a "critical" rating -- its most severe -- meaning the company...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 8, 2005; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Red Cross E-Mail Confusion

There seems to be some confusion over a statement that someone at the American Red Cross made on a news program last night, to the effect that the Red Cross does not solicit donations via e-mail. A couple of people...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 8, 2005; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Red Cross E-Mail Confusion

There seems to be some confusion over a statement that someone at the American Red Cross made on a news program last night, to the effect that the Red Cross does not solicit donations via e-mail. A couple of people...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 8, 2005; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Missouri Attorney General To Sue Katrina Phisher

The Missouri attorney general today filed civil charges against an Internet scam artist I wrote about last Thursday who was running a hub of Web sites that claimed to be accepting donations on behalf of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Today...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 7, 2005; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Missouri Attorney General To Sue Katrina Phisher

The Missouri attorney general today filed civil charges against an Internet scam artist I wrote about last Thursday who was running a hub of Web sites that claimed to be accepting donations on behalf of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Today...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 7, 2005; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Cisco Warns of Flaw in Routers

Cisco Systems Inc. today issued an alert warning of a serious security flaw in many of its Internet routers, pricey devices that direct a large portion of the world's Web and e-mail traffic. Cisco said attackers could use the flaw...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 7, 2005; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Cisco Warns of Flaw in Routers

Cisco Systems Inc. today issued an alert warning of a serious security flaw in many of its Internet routers, pricey devices that direct a large portion of the world's Web and e-mail traffic. Cisco said attackers could use the flaw...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 7, 2005; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Reader Comment Foils Red Cross Phishing Site

I love the fact that Security Fix has been a source of breaking news about computer security and online crime. That news can come directly from loyal readers who drop us a line or comment about something odd they've encountered...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 7, 2005; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Govt. Blocking Legit Katrina Donation Site?

Just received a call from a reader at a U.S. government agency who reported that internal Web filtering software installed at his office was blocking access to www.hurricanehousing.org, a legitimate Web site where people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina can...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 6, 2005; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Govt. Blocking Legit Katrina Donation Site?

Just received a call from a reader at a U.S. government agency who reported that internal Web filtering software installed at his office was blocking access to www.hurricanehousing.org, a legitimate Web site where people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina can...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 6, 2005; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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