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Security Fix: February 5, 2006 - February 11, 2006

Microsoft Anti-Spyware Deleting Norton Anti-Virus

Microsoft's Anti-Spyware program is causing troubles for people who also use Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus software; apparently, a recent update to Microsoft's anti-spyware application flags Norton as a password-stealing program and prompts users to remove it. According to several different support...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 11, 2006; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Security Fix Has Moved - Please Update Your Bookmarks and RSS Feeds

Security Fix's Web address has changed slightly. Please update your bookmarks to the new URL: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix And this blog's RSS feed has a new address as well: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/index.xml The new online home looks pretty much the same, and the entire...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 10, 2006; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Piracy , Safety Tips  
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Letter From the Anti-Spyware Coalition Conference

As long as I have been writing about computer security, the number one complaint and help request from readers has consistently been how to eliminate or ward off threats introduced by spyware and adware. Now that I've spent the day...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 10, 2006; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Microsoft to Issue Seven Patches Next Week

Microsoft will release seven security updates next Tuesday to plug security holes in its various Windows operating systems and other software, the company said today. The company said it will issue four patches for Windows, at least one of which...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 9, 2006; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Sun Updates Fix Multiple Java Flaws

Sun Microsystems issued updates to fix a slew of stability and security problems with its Java software. According to Sun, my version is vulnerable, as are any versions of JRE 1.4.2_09 and prior. Updates also are available for the same...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 9, 2006; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Microsoft Anti-Virus Pricing Ripples?

Microsoft Corp. announced yesterday that beginning in June it would start charging $49.95 a year for Windows Onecare Live, a (currently free) managed-security service designed to protect Windows PCs from viruses, spyware and other Internet attacks. Leaving aside the question...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 8, 2006; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Microsoft: Another Critical IE Flaw

Microsoft Corp. late Tuesday issued an advisory warning about an unpatched security hole in some versions of its Internet Explorer Web browser that attackers could use to take full control of computers via code embedded in Web sites or by...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 8, 2006; 12:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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A Time to Patch II: Mozilla

A few weeks back, Security Fix published figures showing just how long it takes for Microsoft to issue security updates for flaws it learned about through private or public disclosure. I don't recall receiving as much feedback from readers after...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 7, 2006; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches  
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