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Security Fix: May 21, 2006 - May 27, 2006

Fun With Java Updates

Sun Microsystems has issued an update to fix stability and security problems with its Java software. The "platform-independent" programming language is supposed to make it easier for Web users to interact with some Web sites, but keeping it up to...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 26, 2006; 8:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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New Winamp Version Fixes Major Security Hole

AOL's Nullsoft division released a new version of its popular Winamp music and video player on Thursday, in part to fix a "major" security flaw in the program, according to the accompanying advisory. Winamp 5.22 includes a huge list of...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 26, 2006; 7:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Mozilla to End Support for Older (1.0.x) Firefox Versions

Mozilla is expected to release a bunch of security fixes and other updates to its Firefox Web browser next week, but it won't be issuing any updates for people still using older versions of Firefox from the 1.0 family (the...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 24, 2006; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How Many Spams Can a Scammer Scam If a Spammer Can Scam Spams?

See if you can say that headline three times fast. I absolutely love the scamming-the-scammer stories because they're generally so convoluted that they're almost funny (that is, if you can forget for a moment that there are thousands of victimized...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 23, 2006; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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