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Security Fix: September 18, 2005 - September 24, 2005

Hurricane Rita Scam Patrol

A trusted source tells me that the federal government is partnering with Internet service providers, anti-spam groups, anti-virus companies, several domain name registrars and a handful of foreign governments to form the "Hurricane Rita Task Force," a group dedicated to...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 23, 2005; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Apple Patches Mend 10 Holes

Apple has released a set of updates that fix security flaws in several portions of its MAC OS X operating system. The cumulative patch mends 10 vulnerabilities that attackers could use to take complete control over affected machines. Apple has...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 23, 2005; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Nine More Flaws in Firefox

Security researchers have uncovered at least nine new security holes in Mozilla's Firefox Web browser. The good news is that these flaws appear to be fixed in the latest version of Firefox, v1.0.7. To obtain the latest version of Firefox,...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 23, 2005; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Beware Hurricane Rita Scams

Judging from our experience with scammers siphoning off donations for otherwise legitimate Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, we will no doubt see in the coming days plenty of scammy -- or at least fishy-looking -- Web sites asking for Paypal donations...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 22, 2005; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Exploit Released for Firefox, Netscape Flaw

Computer code that could let attackers take complete control over computers cruising the Web with unpatched versions of the Firefox Internet browser has been released, so if you're using Firefox and haven't upgraded to the latest version, do it now. ...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 22, 2005; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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A Parent's Role as Net Cop?

Last night I received a phone call that reminded me of a story I had planned to write a few months back but got sidetracked from finishing, involving a series of bomb threats one individual kept making at several schools...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 21, 2005; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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A Parent's Role as Net Cop?

Last night I received a phone call that reminded me of a story I had planned to write a few months back but got sidetracked from finishing, involving a series of bomb threats one individual kept making at several schools...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 21, 2005; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Mozilla Issues Firefox Update

Mozilla has released a set of updates for its Firefox Web browser, which according to Mozilla contain several "security and stability fixes," including a patch for a security flaw we mentioned earlier this month. To update, click on the "Check...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 21, 2005; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Mozilla Issues Firefox Update

Mozilla has released a set of updates for its Firefox Web browser, which according to Mozilla contain several "security and stability fixes," including a patch for a security flaw we mentioned earlier this month. To update, click on the "Check...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 21, 2005; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Opera Browser Now Fully Ad-Free

Last month, Security Fix alerted readers that the makers of the Opera Web browser had decided to make their product ad-free for a day to mark their 10th anniversary. Starting this week, however, the company has decided to remove the...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 20, 2005; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mapping the Matrix

Sean Gorman, the former George Mason University graduate student whose research into weaknesses underlying the nation's critical infrastructures sent government officials scrambling to seize and/or classify it as a threat to national security, has published much of his work in...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 19, 2005; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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