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Security Fix: December 25, 2005 - December 31, 2005

New Exploit for Unpatched Windows Flaw

It appears we will be ringing in the new year with a new and improved exploit that online miscreants can use to attack an unpatched Microsoft Windows flaw and install spyware, viruses and other dangerous digital intruders. The latest bit...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 31, 2005; 5:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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US-CERT: 5,198 Software Flaws in 2005

Security researchers uncovered a record 5,198 vulnerabilities in software products this year, nearly 38 percent more than the number of flaws found in 2004, according to statistics published by US-CERT, a cyber security information-sharing collaboration between the Department of Homeland...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 30, 2005; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Sony BMG to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit

Sony BMG Music Entertainment has agreed to a settlement that would end a nationwide class-action lawsuit brought against the company over security flaws in anti-piracy software that it shipped on millions of music CDs. The Sunbelt Software blog has a...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 29, 2005; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Piracy  
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Update on the Critical Unpatched Windows Flaw

Security Fix warned readers on Wednesday about thousands of malicious Web sites that are using an unpatched Windows security hole to install spyware, spam-ware and other programs on computers when their owners merely browse to one of these sites. As...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 29, 2005; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Exploit Released for Unpatched Windows Flaw

Security researchers have released instructions for exploiting a previously unknown security hole in Windows XP and Windows 2003 Web Server with all of the latest patches applied. Anti-virus company Symantec warned of the new exploit, which it said uses a...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 28, 2005; 2:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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