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Security Fix: December 4, 2005 - December 10, 2005

Two Microsoft Windows Patches Coming

Microsoft said today it plans to release two security updates for Windows computers next week, at least one of which will carry its "critical" label, which Redmond assigns to flaws that hackers and viruses could use to gain total ownership...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 8, 2005; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Govt: Fake Web Site Registrations Churn Online Fraud

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report Wednesday that points to a serious problem that is contributing to the proliferation of fraudulent phishing and scam Web sites -- the relative lack of any real policing by the domain-name registrars...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 8, 2005; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Govt: Fake Web Site Registrations Churn Online Fraud

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report Wednesday that points to a serious problem that is contributing to the proliferation of fraudulent phishing and scam Web sites -- the relative lack of any real policing by the domain-name registrars...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 8, 2005; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Sony Issues Tool to Remove Flawed Software

At long last, Sony BMG has released a program that should help customers who may have installed its deeply flawed anti-piracy program to remove the thing entirely from their PCs. Last month, it came to light that at least 52...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 7, 2005; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Piracy  
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Latest Sober Worm to Spawn Nazi Hate E-Mails

New research into the cryptic computer code that spawned a recent global outbreak of the latest Sober worm variant indicates that the most prolific e-mail worm ever launched may be little more than a staging ground for an attempt to...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 7, 2005; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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SunnComm Patches Flaw in Its Sony Software

SunnComm Technologies, a company whose software was bundled with several million Sony BMG music CDs in a bid to keep them from being duplicated, has issued a software update to fix a dangerous security hole in roughly 6 million CDs....

By Brian Krebs  |  December 7, 2005; 12:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Piracy  
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Document Security 101

Few things in the world of digital documents are as pesky and revealing as "metadata" -- the information automatically embedded in documents by popular software such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat. When the government or a business forgets to...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 5, 2005; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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