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Security Fix: August 6, 2006 - August 12, 2006

Defcon 14 Wrapup, at Long Last

Security Fix is just now getting around to blogging about some of the other highlights from the Defcon hacker conference I attended this week in Las Vegas. (I had to recharge my batteries after sleeping fewer than four hours between...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 11, 2006; 2:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Defcon Speakers Team Up to Fight 'Queen Bots'

Imagine for a moment that our central defense against bank robbers was a technology that recognized criminals based largely upon their physical appearance. Now imagine that the bad guys had figured out a way to rapidly and automatically change not...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 9, 2006; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Apple Mac Pro Users Urged to Apply Security Updates

Apple today issued two additional security patches for users who recently bought a new Mac Pro. On Aug. 1, Apple pushed out fixes to plug 26 security holes in different versions of the Mac OS X operating system. Turns out...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 9, 2006; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Microsoft Fixes 23 Security Flaws

Microsoft Corp. today released free software updates to fix nearly two dozen security holes in its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office products. At least 17 of the 23 flaws could be exploited by attackers to hijack vulnerable systems or...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 8, 2006; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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