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Security Fix: September 11, 2005 - September 17, 2005

Paris Hilton and the Supreme Court

On the drive into work this morning I was listening to live coverage of the Judge John Roberts Supreme Court confirmation hearings and almost veered off the road from busting out laughing over a comment made by Illinois Sen. Richard...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 15, 2005; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Patches Fix Critical Flaws in Linksys Router

Linksys (a Cisco Systems company) has released a new version of the operating system that powers one of its most popular wireless Internet routers for home users -- the WRT54G. Such routers also act as fairly effective firewalls against incoming...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 15, 2005; 11:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Hilton Hacker Pleads Guilty

A 17-year-old Massachusetts kid has pleaded guilty for hacking into hotel heiress Paris Hilton's cell phone and distributing the racy contents of the device all over the Internet earlier this year. The same kid admitted to me in March that...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 14, 2005; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Scammers 'Donate' to Katrina Relief Effort

The audacity of Internet scam artists never ceases to amaze me. Over the weekend I was lurking on a few obscure online chat channels dedicated to credit card fraud, collecting information for a story I'm working on about identity theft....

By Brian Krebs  |  September 12, 2005; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud  
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