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Security Fix: August 13, 2006 - August 19, 2006

Update on the Apple Macbook Claims

Apple today issued a statement strongly refuting claims put forth by researchers at SecureWorks that Apple's Macbook computer contains a wireless-security flaw that could let attackers hijack the machines remotely. That claim was made by SecureWorks researcher David Maynor at...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 18, 2006; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
 
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When Online Crooks Advertise

Last week at the DefCon hacker conference in Las Vegas, I mentioned a fantastic short video showed by speaker and FBI agent Thomas X. Grasso, who talked about how online criminals have gotten so organized that they are now creating...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 16, 2006; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Cross-Site Scripting Flaws Abound

Security Fix has dedicated quite a bit of "ink" lately to covering the dangers of cross-site scripting flaws -- programming errors commonly found on commercial Web sites that phishers and online scam artists can use to trick users into giving...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 15, 2006; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The Black Hat Wireless Exploit Interview, Verbatim

I've received an overwhelming amount of hate mail from Mac enthusiasts over two previous posts on a wireless-device-driver presentation at the Black Hat hacker conference, with people accusing me of all kinds of nasty things. Rather than respond to every...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 15, 2006; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
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Spammers Exploiting Newly Detailed Windows Flaw

Organized criminals already are taking advantage of a newly detailed security hole to hijack computers running Windows software and turn them into relays that spammers can use to send junk e-mail anonymously. In an unusual move, the Department of Homeland...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 13, 2006; 5:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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