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Security Fix: July 23, 2006 - July 29, 2006

Bot-Slaying ISP Hall of Fame

"Botnets" -- large armies of hijacked personal computers that bad guys use for everything from spamming to knocking Web sites offline -- are a constant security threat to business and home users alike. Disabling the online communications channels that cyber...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 28, 2006; 3:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Microsoft to Push Out IE7 as High Priority Update

Microsoft is apparently planning to ship Internet Explorer 7 out to Windows XP users as a "high priority" security update later this year, according to a company spokesperson. While the new browser version will be pushed out through Windows' Automatic...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 27, 2006; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Mozilla Issues Security Updates for Firefox

Mozilla has pushed out a new version of Firefox that cleans up a dozen security flaws, more than half of which could be used by malicious Web sites or attackers to hijack the browser or the user's computer. The new...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 27, 2006; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Password-Stealing Trojan Disguised as Firefox Extension

A spam e-mail making its rounds with a file attachment disguised as an "extension" or add-on for the Mozilla Firefox browser is actually a Trojan horse program, which allows attackers to install programs that intercept Web traffic from a victim's...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 26, 2006; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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FBI Charges HOPE Speaker with Witness Tampering, Obstructing Justice

Security Fix obtained a copy of the complaint against "Steven Rambam" the private investigator arrested Saturday at the Hope Number Six hacker conference in New York City. The government document says Rambam is an alias, and that his real name...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 24, 2006; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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