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Security Fix: February 19, 2006 - February 25, 2006

180Solutions Issues 'Mea Culpa'

Earlier this week, Security Fix called attention to yet another example of 180solutions' ad-serving software being installed without user consent. The guy who recorded the video of the whole episode, Harvard Ph.D. student and spyware hunter Ben Edelman, refused to...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 24, 2006; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Winamp Update Fixes Big Security Hole

America Online has released a new update for Winamp that closes a critical security hole in the popular music and video player. The patch mends a flaw for which instructions were released last week showing would-be attackers how to use...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 24, 2006; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Alarming Phishing Trends

The number of phishing Web sites skyrocketed in December, as did the number of sites designed to spread password-stealing badware, according to the most recent report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group. The number of unique phishing sites jumped from 4,630...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 22, 2006; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Exploit Published for Unpatched Mac OS X Flaw

Days after the emergence of two pieces of malware designed to attack Mac OS X users, security experts have uncovered a serious security hole that could be used to infiltrate OS X systems through Safari, the operating system's default Web...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 21, 2006; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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More 'Rogue' Trouble for 180solutions

Anti-spyware activist and Harvard Ph.D. student Ben Edelman has just put up another one of his "gotcha" videos that he says documents "rogue" -- i.e., non-consensual -- installs of adware, this one from a Web site getting paid by 180solutions...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 20, 2006; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Do You Know Where Your Identity Is?

The February issue of Popular Mechanics featured as its cover story a piece I was commissioned to write about the role of technology in identity theft and online fraud entitled, "It's 10 P.M: Do You Know Where Your Identity Is?"...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 20, 2006; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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