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

When Macs Attack

A story I wrote this week about "Shadowserver" -- a group of security volunteers who hunt down botnet operators online -- got picked up by "news-for-nerds" blog Slashdot, and since then a few readers and bloggers have been asking for...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 24, 2006; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Exploit(s) Released for Unpatched IE Flaw

Security experts are warning that at least one set of instructions showing bad guys how to exploit an unpatched security hole in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser have been posted online, and that malicious Web sites are likely to begin...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 23, 2006; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Not-So-Supportive Tech Support

Security Fix received some correspondence from a reader the other day that reminded me of a topic that deserves some attention: the dangers of software tech support people handing out advice on what to do with your security software when...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 21, 2006; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Turning Adware into Shameware

A D.C.-based non-profit public interest group is kicking off a multipart campaign designed to spotlight companies who pay to advertise their products via software that is often installed without the user's full knowledge or consent. The Center for Democracy and...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 20, 2006; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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