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Security Fix: May 14, 2006 - May 20, 2006

Microsoft: Hackers Exploiting Unpatched Flaw in MS Word

Microsoft today warned Windows users to take extra care when opening e-mail attachments that contain Microsoft Word documents, as several new threats were spotted online exploiting an unpatched security flaw in the word processing program. Redmond said the flaw is...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 19, 2006; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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When Spyware Performs as Advertised

A few words of caution to any Myspace users out there considering "free" software designed to let you spy on unsuspecting others online: Be sure to read the fine print when a product like this says "free," and don't be...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 18, 2006; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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Blue Security Kicked While It's Down

Hours after anti-spam company Blue Security pulled the plug on its spam-fighting Blue Frog software and service, the spammers whose attack caused the company to wave the white flag have escalated their assault, knocking Blue Security's farewell message and thousands...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 17, 2006; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Spam Fighter Calls It Quits

The Washington Post today ran a story I wrote on the demise of Blue Security, a software company whose innovative approach to fighting spam -- by having its users strike back at the spammers with a disruptive flood of return...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 17, 2006; 7:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Mac Update Brings Trouble for Some Users

The large bundle of security updates issued by Apple last week is causing headaches for some users who have had trouble powering up their systems after installing the patches. According to numerous posts on the Mac OS X support forums,...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 16, 2006; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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