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Security Fix: January 15, 2006 - January 21, 2006

Account Hijackings Force LiveJournal Changes

LiveJournal, an online community that boasts nearly 2 million active members, on Thursday announced sitewide changes for users logging into their accounts -- changes prompted by a hacker group's successful hijacking of potentially hundreds of thousands of user accounts. In...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 20, 2006; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Rep. Takes Aim at Cell Phone Record Sales

The past few weeks have witnessed a flood of news stories about the proliferation of Web sites offering to obtain cell phone call records on just about anyone for a small fee. This type of service -- which usually is...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 19, 2006; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Hackers Attack Million Dollar Homepage

When you suddenly come into a ton of money, it seems as though everyone always wants a piece of it. Just days after 21-year-old overnight millionaire Alex Tew sold the last piece of digital real estate on his brainchild --...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 19, 2006; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Updates Mend F-Secure Antivirus Flaws

Finnish antivirus company F-Secure Corp. warned users today to install an update to fix a serious flaw in many of its products that it said attackers could use to seize control over computers running the software. F-Secure said the problem...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 19, 2006; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Oracle Issues a Whopping 82 Patches

Security Fix recently ran an analysis of how long Microsoft takes on average to issue a fix for a security flaw once it is notified of the problem. That analysis took roughly six weeks to complete and to report, and...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 18, 2006; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Service Pack 3? Maybe Next Year

Microsoft Corp. is pushing back its timetable for releasing the next bundle of security fixes and tweaks or "service pack" for Windows XP users until sometime in the latter half of 2007 in order to concentrate on development work for...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 18, 2006; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Update Fixes Critical Flaw for AOL Users

America Online today released a free software update to plug what experts are calling a "critical" security flaw in software used by millions of people to surf the Web. The problem affects AOL version 8.0, AOL version 8.0+, and AOL...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 16, 2006; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
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Florida Leads Nation in Sony Rootkit Victims

Security researcher Dan Kaminsky released new information at the Shmoocon 2006 hacker conference on Friday showing the U.S. states with the most computer networks hosting machines that remain infected by flawed anti-piracy software automatically installed by some music CDs produced...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 15, 2006; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Piracy  
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