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Security Fix: May 28, 2006 - June 3, 2006

New Firefox Version Fixes 13 Security Holes

Mozilla on Thursday released a new version of its Firefox Web browser to correct 13 security holes, including at least five that Mozilla said could let attackers install software without any action on the part of the user. The update...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 2, 2006; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Circuit City Support-Site Hack Installed Spamming Program

The customer support Web site for Richmond-based Circuit City, a leading supplier of computers and other consumer electronics, was for several weeks serving up an invasive computer virus to any visitor who browsed the site with an unpatched version of...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 1, 2006; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Modern Mischief and the Digital Prankster

As a teenager, I played my share of lame practical jokes and stupid pranks. I can remember a spate of midnight ring-and-run missions, and more than a few prank calls -- usually involving heavy breathing or asking if there was...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 1, 2006; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Redmond Derby: Microsoft Meets NASCAR

Security experts have long compared the process of securing and safely using a Microsoft Windows PC to that of maintaining an automobile. Most people depend so much upon their cars -- and their computers -- yet have such a poor...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 30, 2006; 10:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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The Importance of the Limited User, Revisited

If you use a computer powered by Microsoft Windows to surf the Web, check your e-mail and so forth, the single most important step you can take to protect your machine from viruses, worms and hackers is to use a...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 30, 2006; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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