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Security Fix: July 16, 2006 - July 22, 2006

HOPE Speaker Arrested by the Feds

Security Fix just learned that Steven Rambam, the owner and CEO of Pallorium Inc., a company that bills itself as the largest privately held online investigative service in the United States, was arrested this afternoon by FBI agents just moments...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 22, 2006; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hacking Windows and Hucking Throwies at HOPE

Here at the Hope Number Six conference in New York City, hacking windows is a popular pastime. But hackers who didn't bring their needle-nose pliers to the Hotel Pennsylvania may have had a harder time of it. You see, the...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 22, 2006; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Greetings From HOPE

I am blogging from downtown New York City, where the HOPE Number Six hacker conference is just about to get under way. The "HOPE" part stands for "Hackers on Planet Earth," a biennial conference in the heart of the Big...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 21, 2006; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Point and Click DDoS Attacks

Seems like the Internet's bad guys have automated all their attacks these days. A good friend of mine pointed me to a blog post by security blogger and anti-spyware ninja Chris Boyd -- a.k.a "Paperghost" -- about adware from Zango...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 20, 2006; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hacked Ad Seen on MySpace Served Spyware to a Million

An online banner advertisement that ran on MySpace.com and other sites over the past week used a Windows security flaw to infect more than a million users with spyware when people merely browsed the sites with unpatched versions of Windows,...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 19, 2006; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
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MySpace Attacked by Flash Worm

A number of personal pages on the social networking site MySpace.com were attacked over the weekend using a security flaw in Macromedia Flash -- a flaw that Adobe released a patch to fix just last week. The worm spreads each...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 18, 2006; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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