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Security Fix: April 30, 2006 - May 6, 2006

More Spyware, Typosquatting Allegations Against Yahoo

Yet another class action lawsuit has been filed against Yahoo! Inc., accusing the company of bilking advertisers by displaying their online ads via spyware and adware products and on so-called "typosquatter" Web sites that capitalize on misspellings of popular trademarks...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 5, 2006; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fraud  
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FCC Looking at Abuse of Phone Services for the Deaf

The Federal Communications Commission this week asked for input on ways to curtail the amount of credit card fraud being carried out by criminals abusing Internet-based "telecommunications relay services" designed to help the the deaf and hard-of-hearing make telephone calls....

By Brian Krebs  |  May 5, 2006; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Microsoft to Issue Three Security Updates Next Week

Microsoft said today it plans next week to release three free software updates to fix security holes in its products, including two vulnerabilities in Windows and another in its Exchange Server corporate e-mail product.. At least one, possibly both, of...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 4, 2006; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Suit Levels Spyware, Typosquatting Allegations at Yahoo

A class-action lawsuit filed Monday against Yahoo! Inc. and group of unnamed third-parties accuses the company of engaging in "syndication fraud" against advertisers who pay Yahoo to display their ads on search results and on the Web pages of partner...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 2, 2006; 5:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Fraud  
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A Time to Patch III: Apple

Over the past several months, Security Fix published data showing how long it took Microsoft and Mozilla to issue updates for security flaws. Today, I'd like to present some data I compiled that looks at Apple's performance on this front....

By Brian Krebs  |  May 1, 2006; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Hired Internet Gun Sentenced to Two Years

A 31-year-old Ohio man thought to be one of the first U.S. citizens convicted of contracting to organize crippling attacks against commercial Web sites has been sentenced to two years in prison for his crimes. Paul Garrett Ashley was ordered...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 1, 2006; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fraud  
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