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Security Fix: June 18, 2006 - June 24, 2006

Flaws in Financial Sites Aid Scammers

Most major U.S. financial institutions have made a noticeable effort over the past year to educate customers about the dangers of online "phishing" scams that use e-mail lures to trick people into giving away their personal data at fake bank...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 23, 2006; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Lessons Learned from the 'Leaves' Worm?

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the "Leaves worm," a crafty piece malware that broke new ground in a myriad ways and offered a taste of what the criminal hacking world had in store for computer users and online...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 22, 2006; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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FTC Laptop Theft Exposes Consumer Data

The Federal Trade Commission -- an agency whose mission includes consumer protection and occasionally involves suing companies for negligence in protecting customer information -- today disclosed a recent theft of two laptop computers containing personal and financial data on consumers....

By Brian Krebs  |  June 22, 2006; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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May Was Record Month for Phishing

May was a record-breaking month in many respects for "phishing" scams that use e-mail to lure people into giving up their financial and personal information at fake bank and e-commerce sites, according to a new report from the Anti-Phishing Work...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 22, 2006; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Web Security Holes: A Tasty Treat for Hackers

Vulnerability watcher Secunia recently posted an advisory about a "moderately critical" flaw in an obscure Web-based software application called Fast Menu Restaurant Ordering, which -- as you might expect -- is used by some dining establishments to allow customers to...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 21, 2006; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Microsoft Site Defacement Spurs IIS Flaw Rumors

Microsoft's Web site for France was defaced by digital graffiti artists over the weekend. Normally, I wouldn't call attention to this kind of childish and illegal behavior, except in this case the "attacker" appears to be only breaking into sites...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 19, 2006; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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ZoneAlarm Update Flaky for McAfee Users

Two Security Fix readers wrote in on Friday to call attention to a little software compatibility problem introduced by an update to the popular ZoneAlarm firewall program. Apparently, a new version of ZoneAlarm (6.5.714, released on Thursday) is causing problems...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 19, 2006; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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