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Security Fix: September 10, 2006 - September 16, 2006

New Firefox Version Fixes 7 Security Holes

Mozilla this week pushed out a new version of its Firefox Web browser to mend at least seven security holes in the program, including at least four flaws that attackers could use to install software on vulnerable computers. Firefox version...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 16, 2006; 9:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Zotob Worm Authors Behind Bars

Two members of a hacking ring responsible for unleashing the disruptive "Zotob" computer worm last fall were sentenced this week by Moroccan authorities to a total of three years in prison. Sentenced were Farid Essebar, 18, a Moroccan national born...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 14, 2006; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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AOL Issues Security Update

America Online has shipped a security update for its millions of users to fix a flaw in the way the Internet service provider's Web browser processes certain types of image files -- a vulnerability that could let attackers install malicious...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 13, 2006; 9:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Apple, Microsoft Release Software Patches

Apple and Microsoft today released updates to fix security problems in their software, including a patch bundle for the popular QuickTime media player, as well as fixes for computers running Windows and Microsoft Office. The QuickTime update, available for both...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 12, 2006; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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