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Security Fix: October 9, 2005 - October 15, 2005

Weekend Worm Worries

Listening to the online weather forecasters at the SANS Internet Storm Center, it sounds like the latest bunch of security patches from Microsoft may herald another computer worm outbreak similar to the isolated but notable epidemics that sprang from the...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 14, 2005; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Starting From Patch Scratch

I was reminded this week why keeping a Windows-based computer up-to-date on security patches can seem overwhelming for many users. I recently had to ship my 6-month old HP laptop back to the repair center after the system stopped going...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 13, 2005; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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License to Hack

Not terribly newsy, but thought I'd share with Security Fix readers the very first photo I took on my trip to Ireland last week. The cab driver who drove my wife and me to the airport had this ID card...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 12, 2005; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Microsoft Issues 9 Security Patches

Microsoft Corp. today released nine updates to fix security holes in its Windows operating system, including three patches that earned Redmond's "critical" rating, meaning the company believes hackers could exploit them to take control over unpatched computers. Among the critical...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 11, 2005; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Positive News in the War on Spyware

180Solutions Inc., one of the largest purveyors of ad-serving software (labeled by some as "spyware"), has terminated its business relationship with Integrated Search Technologies (IST), a company that makes the family of toolbars for Internet Explorer that hijack the user's...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 11, 2005; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Godzilla vs. Mothra?

Anyone remotely involved in the computer security space has probably seen this coming for quite some time: IDG News Service says computer security company Symantec Corp. has filed a complaint with the European Union following Microsoft's announcement last week that...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 10, 2005; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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