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Security Fix: September 25, 2005 - October 1, 2005

How to Be Someone ... Else

I'm in the middle of an engrossing book from the "Stealing the Network" series called "How to Own an Identity," a narrative penned by at least 10 different authors about ways in which criminal hackers evade detection and capture by...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 30, 2005; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Microsoft Issues Security Pack for Office 2003

Microsoft has released a patch rollup known as a "service pack" for its Office 2003 software. Service Pack 2 fixes several security flaws, so if you're using Office 2003, open up Internet Explorer and visit Microsoft Update to download and...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 29, 2005; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Punishing Sloppy Security

The Federal Trade Commission released information yesterday on a settlement it reached recently in a case involving a fairly large mortgage company that falsely claimed to be protecting the personal and financial details of its customers. Reading the details of...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 29, 2005; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Government Effort to Boost Security Savvy

Several federal agencies are partnering with Microsoft, eBay and a handful of nonprofit groups to launch an Internet security awareness campaign for consumers via newspaper, magazine and television ads as well as an educational Web site. It is nice to...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 27, 2005; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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New Netscape Browser Holes Exposed

Researchers have identified at least four more serious security flaws in the Netscape Web browser that could let bad guys use the program as a vehicle for taking control over computers using Netscape to cruise the Web. After the disclosure...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 26, 2005; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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