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

Two Security Updates From Microsoft Next Week

Microsoft said today it plans to issue two software updates next week to patch a couple of security holes in its Windows operating system and its Office productivity suite. The patches, which will be released sometime Tuesday afternoon, include an...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 9, 2006; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Shadowboxing With a Bot Herder

Security Fix had an interesting online conversation Tuesday night with a hacker who controls a vast, distributed network of hacked Microsoft Windows computers, also known as a "botnet." I went into the interview knowing very little about this individual, other...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 9, 2006; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Video Guide: Securing Your Wireless Network

For the longest time, I've wanted to put together a video showing readers how to secure their wireless routers by switching on the encryption and other security features built in to most of these devices, in the same way that...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 8, 2006; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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OMB: Modest Gains in Federal Cyber Security

Federal government agencies have improved their overall computer and network security over the past year, but many agencies are still not doing enough to secure their systems against viruses and other cyber attacks, according to an annual report released by...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 7, 2006; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Street-Level Credit Card Fraud

Until recently, Las Vegas police officers couldn't figure out why some of the prostitutes and drug addicts they arrested were found carrying multiple hotel room keys and slot machine player's club cards. When confronted, the suspects said they kept them...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 6, 2006; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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