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Security Fix: November 20, 2005 - November 26, 2005

Brokerage Hack Endangers Investors

St. Louis-based Scottrade, one of the nation's largest private online stock brokerage houses, has alerted its customers that a hacker break-in may have compromised the security of an untold number of accounts. The company did not disclose how many of...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 26, 2005; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Symantec to Ditch Sygate Firewall

Another free Windows firewall bites the dust. Symantec Corp. has announced rather abruptly that as of next week it will no longer support or offer its Sygate line of firewall products. The move comes little more than three months after...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 25, 2005; 10:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Fake CIA, FBI E-Mails Power Sober Worm

Several new versions of the "Sober" e-mail worm have been mass-spammed to millions of e-mail boxes of the last 72 hours, posing as messages from the FBI and the CIA warning recipients that their Internet address has been implicated in...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 23, 2005; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Incomplete Advice From Uncle Sam

In a blog entry earlier today, I pointed out that the Department of Homeland Security -- in its partnership with the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a DHS-run outfit now known as US-CERT -- is once again unwilling...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 22, 2005; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Check Your Exposure to Microsoft Flaw

There has been quite a bit of concern in the past 48 hours over the release of an exploit for a newly discovered critical security hole in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser that could let nasty Web sites seize control over...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 22, 2005; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Check Your Exposure to Microsoft Flaw

There has been quite a bit of concern in the past 48 hours over the release of an exploit for a newly discovered critical security hole in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser that could let nasty Web sites seize control over...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 22, 2005; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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EFF, Texas Attorney General Sue Sony

Greg Abbott, the attorney general for Texas, today filed a lawsuit against Sony BMG Music Entertainment, alleging that its controversial (and now recalled) "XCP" anti-piracy software violates the state's anti-spyware and consumer protection laws. "Sony has engaged in a technological...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 21, 2005; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Piracy  
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Exploit for Unpatched IE Flaw Released

Researchers have released computer code demonstrating how to exploit a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser to take over Windows computers. I'm still wading through the code to figure out exactly what this bugger does, but...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 21, 2005; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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