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Security Fix: June 11, 2006 - June 17, 2006

Microsoft Warns of Attack Via Unpatched Excel Flaw

Microsoft says it was made aware today of a previously unknown security hole in its Excel spreadsheet program that was used in at least one targeted attack against Windows users. In a blog post put up this evening (ignore the...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 15, 2006; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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New Adobe Version Plugs Security Holes

Adobe has released yet another update of its Adobe Reader for PDF documents that fixes several security flaws in both the Windows and Mac OS X versions. The latest version, 7.0.8, includes several stability and security bug fixes. Adobe's advisory...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 15, 2006; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More Windows Exploits Out; Hacker Wins $10K Challenge

Several security sources are reporting that "exploit code" -- instructions showing bad guys how to attack vulnerabilities -- has been posted online for several more security flaws for which Microsoft just issued patches. As I mentioned in yesterday's patch roundup,...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 14, 2006; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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12 Microsoft Patches Plug 21 Security Holes

Microsoft today released a dozen security updates to fix at least 21 vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system and other software, including 12 flaws Redmond labeled "critical," its most severe warning level. Today's patch bundle is the largest yet for...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 13, 2006; 3:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Spam Spotted Using TinyURL

A co-worker yesterday forwarded to me a piece of junk e-mail he'd received that used a clever yet simple method for not only getting around spam filters, but also obfuscating the destination Web site. The hyperlink to the spam site...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 13, 2006; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Yahoo Webmail Worm on the Loose

Security experts are warning of a new e-mail worm that takes advantage of a flaw in Yahoo's Web mail system to redirect users to advertising sites and to spread the worm to everyone in the victim's e-mail address book. According...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 12, 2006; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Microsoft Releases Windows Malware Stats

Microsoft today gave the world a rare -- albeit conservative -- glimpse of its view on just how bad the virus and bot problem has gotten for Windows users worldwide. The data comes from 15 months' worth of experience scanning...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 12, 2006; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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