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Security Fix: August 27, 2006 - September 2, 2006

Study Analyzes 16 Months of Data Breaches

A new report on consumer data breaches recorded over the past 16 months indicates that hacking remains the most frequent source of data theft and loss, with breaches reported by educational institutions making up 43 percent of all reported data...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 1, 2006; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Using Images to Fight Phishing

So-called "phishing" Web sites set up by scammers to mimic financial institutions and swindle unwitting consumes often "inlink" or borrow logos and other images directly from the targeted institution's Web sites as a way of making their scam pages look...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 31, 2006; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Anti-Virus Testing and Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports recently came under heavy fire from some in the anti-virus industry for creating some 5,500 new virus variants to see how well a dozen leading products fared in detecting the new nasties. More than 100 security experts and...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 29, 2006; 7:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Sun Acknowledges Security Hole in Patch Process

I have always dreaded security updates from Sun Microsystems to fix problems in their Java software. For one thing, the updates typically are huge and time consuming, the instructions for downloading and installing the fixes labrynthine, and when all is...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 29, 2006; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Botnet Operator Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

A California man whose online criminal ring hacked into hundreds of thousands of computers and disrupted operations at a U.S. hospital and several military installations was sentenced Friday to 37 months in prison for his crimes. Christopher Maxwell, 21, of...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 28, 2006; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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