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Security Fix: October 22, 2006 - October 28, 2006

Boarding Pass Hacker Gets Visit From FBI

A computer security researcher who created a Web page designed to allow anyone to generate and print out a fake boarding pass for Northwest Airlines got a visit from the FBI yesterday, following public calls for his arrest by a...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 28, 2006; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Scams Target Latest Upgrades in E-Banking Security

Financial institutions across the country are scrambling to meet a Dec. 31 deadline set by banking industry regulators to have security processes in place for online banking that go beyond simply requiring customers to enter a user name and password....

By Brian Krebs  |  October 27, 2006; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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ZoneAlarm's New Auto-Updater Prompts Confusion

While I was out in San Diego for a security conference last month, I struck up a conversation with a guy from Check Point Technologies, which makes the popular ZoneAlarm line of firewall products. I asked him whether the company...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 25, 2006; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Mozilla Releases Firefox 2.0

Mozilla this week unveiled Firefox 2.0, the next generation of its Web browser that includes security enhancements and quite a few new features that make Web browsing a bit more fun and a lot more intuitive. If you've been using...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 25, 2006; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Microsoft Delays Service Pack 3 Again

Microsoft quietly let it be known this week that it plans yet again to delay the release of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP users, this time until some point in the first half of 2008. At the beginning of...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 23, 2006; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Bug Installs Legit Anti-Virus Program

Are you using a Microsoft Windows machine to cruise the Web but don't have up-to-date anti-virus software installed? No worries: A sophisticated new breed of malware identified this week will silently download and install a legitimate anti-virus program on your...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 23, 2006; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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