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Security Fix: July 9, 2006 - July 15, 2006

EBay Fixes Serious Security Hole in Picture Tool

EBay sellers who use the auction giant's Enhanced Picture Services tool to upload photos to auction pages may be prompted to update the software plug-in the next time they use it, as security experts have discovered a flaw that could...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 14, 2006; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Unpatched Powerpoint Flaw Exploited

Online criminals are taking advantage of an unpatched security hole in Microsoft's Office products again. Security experts say they've spotted a flaw in the Powerpoint slide-presentation program being exploited in the wild. This undocumented flaw does not appear to have...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 14, 2006; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Microsoft Stabs at Blogspam, Pokes Google

Microsoft today released new research on the epidemic of spam blogs -- or "splogs" -- as well as the "comment spam" that dodgy marketers splatter all over blogs in a bid to improve their sites' search-engine rankings. Redmond's research team...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 13, 2006; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Adobe Issues Security Update

Adobe on Monday issued a new version of Acrobat to fix what it called a "critical" security vulnerability in the program that hackers could use to hijack machines running the software just by convincing people to open a specially crafted...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 12, 2006; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Microsoft Patches 18 Security Flaws in Windows, Office

Microsoft Corp. today released seven security updates to address 18 separate flaws in its Windows operating systems and Office software, including 13 problems that earned a "critical" severity rating, the company's most dire. Microsoft labels a security hole as "critical"...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 11, 2006; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Windows 98/ME-Friendly Security Tools

Last week, I blogged about Microsoft's plans this month to end support and security patches for Windows 98 and Windows ME. Given what I heard from a number of users who said they planned to keep using those systems indefinitely,...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 11, 2006; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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Citibank Phish Spoofs 2-Factor Authentication

Security experts have long touted the need for financial Web sites to move beyond mere passwords and implement so-called "two-factor authentication" -- the second factor being something the user has in their physical possession like an access card -- as...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 10, 2006; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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