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Security Fix: June 25, 2006 - July 1, 2006

Exploit Out for Newly-Patched Mac OS X Flaw

Symantec is warning that it has detected a new piece of malware that tries to exploit a flaw in Mac OS X systems that Apple released a patch to fix just two days ago. "OSX.Exploit.Launchd," exploits a security hole in...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 30, 2006; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Apple Issues ITunes Security Update

Apple has pushed out another update to fix a security hole in its popular iTunes application that the company says attackers could use to break into or seize control over affected machines just by getting the user to play a...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 30, 2006; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Microsoft Reissues Anti-Piracy Tool, Lawyers Sue

Microsoft this week reissued a software component designed to detect pirated versions of Windows, citing a consumer backlash following revelations that part of the program phoned home to Redmond each day plus every time the user rebooted the machine. Meanwhile,...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 29, 2006; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
 
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Exploits Target Multiple Excel, IE Security Holes

Security researchers have released blueprints showing would-be attackers precisely how to exploit four unpatched security flaws in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser, at least two of which could be used by attackers to hijack vulnerable PCs. Microsoft...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 28, 2006; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Now, It's the GAO's Turn for a Data Gaffe

The Government Accountability Office -- the federal oversight body charged with investigating waste, fraud, abuse and sloppiness at federal agencies -- is the latest to divulge that it inadvertently exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal information of Americans....

By Brian Krebs  |  June 28, 2006; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Apple Updates Fix Five Flaws for Mac OS X

Apple today released five software updates to mend security holes in its various programs for certain computers powered by the Mac OS X operating system. This update affects systems running OS X and OS X Server versions 10.4 through 10.4.6....

By Brian Krebs  |  June 27, 2006; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Scoop on the m00p Group

Various European media outlets are reporting that investigators abroad have arrested three men they sare are connected to a rather aggressive online criminal gang that goes by the name "m00p." According to a story on the Times of London's Web...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 27, 2006; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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'Vishing': Dialing for Dollars

Long before e-mail and phishing scams, criminals were using public telephone networks to trick people into giving away their financial and personal information. Last week, security experts spotted another sign that crooks are finding success in scams that marry new...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 26, 2006; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Security Update Available for Winamp

America Online has released another update to its Winamp media and music player that includes at least one security update. The newest version that fixes the flaw is 5.24 and is downloadable from this link here (newer versions of...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 26, 2006; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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