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Security Fix: March 12, 2006 - March 18, 2006

March Mac Security Updates, Part 3

Apple has issued its third round of security patches in less than three weeks. This update pack, labeled v.1.1 for Mac OS X 10.4.5, apparently fixes a few things that weren't quite corrected with the most recent update bundle for...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 17, 2006; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Anti-Spyrus Software and the Keylogger Conundrum

Today we posted a story about the threat from keystroke logging programs and the increasingly sophisticated methods criminals are using to sort through the mountains of stolen password and financial information these eavesdropping devices are phoning home. I contacted dozens...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 16, 2006; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Adobe Issues Critical Macromedia Flash Update

Adobe has released updated versions of its ubiquitous Macromedia Flash and Shockwave online media players, which the company said fix several critical security vulnerabilities in previous versions. Adobe said that if a user loaded a specially crafted Shockwave file from...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 15, 2006; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Microsoft Patches: Two for Tuesday

Microsoft today issued a pair of free security updates to fix a couple of problems in its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software. The Office update is a fairly large bundle that corrects at least a half-dozen vulnerabilities in...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 14, 2006; 2:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Apple Issues Another Mac Patch Bundle

Apple today released its second bundle of security updates in as many weeks, issuing updates to fix problems in a few core Mac OS X programs, including the operating system's e-mail client and Safari, the default Web browser. By preparing...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 13, 2006; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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McAfee Update Flags Hundreds of Innocuous Programs

Anti-virus giant McAfee acknowledged late last week that a recent update to a number of its software products went terribly awry, causing them to flag hundreds of legitimate third-party programs as hostile and prompting users to delete or quarantine them....

By Brian Krebs  |  March 13, 2006; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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