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Security Fix: January 29, 2006 - February 4, 2006

Spyware Found Exploiting Winamp Flaw

On Monday, Security Fix warned readers about a dangerous security hole found in the Winamp media-player software that could be used by the bad guys to slip dangerous programs onto your machine. Today, anti-spyware company Sunbelt Software posted details about...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 3, 2006; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Virus Naming Still a Mess

Each time a new or uniquely dangerous virus or worm surfaces online, the major anti-virus companies trip over themselves to come up with their own pet names for the bugs. In some ways, this is a quaint holdover from an...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 3, 2006; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Firefox Update Mends 8 Security Flaws

Mozilla has issued an new version of its Firefox Web browser to fix multiple security holes, at least one of which appears fairly serious. The new release updates version 1.5; if you're using this version (check and see by selecting...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 2, 2006; 10:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Research: Buggy, Flawed 'ActiveX' Controls Pervasive

Microsoft takes its share of lumps from security experts for building software that constantly requires security updates, but dozens of major corporations may also be guilty of piling their own security problems into Windows machines. New data collected by...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 31, 2006; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Be Careful With Winamp Links

Update, 4:28 p.m. ET: Nullsoft has released a new version of Winamp (v. 5.13) that apparently fixes this vulnerability. If you are using Winamp as your media player, be sure to download and install this important update. Here's what I...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 30, 2006; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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