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Security Fix: October 23, 2005 - October 29, 2005

Patch Checking for Popular Windows Apps

I spent the evening in Memphis with a very interesting gentleman who will feature prominently in an upcoming article on cyber crime, and he posed a question about home user computer security that I confessed I could not answer. His...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 28, 2005; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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It Must Be Zombie Season

Microsoft is kicking off an Internet security education campaign today aimed at spotlighting the role of the oft-overlooked workhorse of Internet crime -- the Zombie. Not to be confused with the moaning, drooling, and flesh-eating monsters traditionally associated with Halloween...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 27, 2005; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Survey Says: Some 'Net Users No Longer Shopping Online

A new survey from Consumer Reports contains some interesting findings about the level of trust that consumers place in Internet commerce, including evidence that roughly 25 percent of Internet users no longer shop online because of fears over identity theft...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 26, 2005; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Survey Says: Some 'Net Users No Longer Shopping Online

A new survey from Consumer Reports contains some interesting findings about the level of trust that consumers place in Internet commerce, including evidence that roughly 25 percent of Internet users no longer shop online because of fears over identity theft...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 26, 2005; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Skype Update Mends Security Holes

The makers of Skype -- the popular and free Internet telephony service recently purchased by eBay -- have released a new version of the software to fix a couple of pretty serious security flaws in the program. According to Skype,...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 25, 2005; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Mobile Phone Viruses Slow to Cross the Pond

I've seen a number of articles lately about the menace of viruses that spread over wireless phones, but most of the outbreaks I've read about have all been in Europe and Asia. So I started to wonder how big of...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 25, 2005; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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A Windows Worm Mockup?

Update, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m., ET: F-Secure and McAfee now are saying this "Mocbot" thing is in fact exploiting the same flaw that the Zotob worm went after, not the latest Microsoft flaw. Not quite sure how these two companies...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 24, 2005; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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