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Security Fix: October 29, 2006 - November 4, 2006

180Solutions/Zango to Pay $3M to Settle FTC Suit

Zango, the company that makes the 180Search Assistant and Zango family of pop-up ad-serving and Web tracking software, has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a suit brought by the Federal Trade Commission. The suit charged that unfair and...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 3, 2006; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud  
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14 Arrested for Credit Card, Phishing Scams

The Washington Post today ran a story I wrote on the first phase of "Operation Cardkeeper," an international investigation by the FBI into scammers who are using online fraud forums to traffic in stolen credit cards and identities. From the...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 3, 2006; 7:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Exploit Released for Unpatched Apple Wi-Fi Flaw

Update, 4:35 p.m. ET: Lynn Fox over at Apple called back with the following statement: "We were recently made aware of this security issue in our first generation AirPort card, which has not shipped since October 2003. This issue affects...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 1, 2006; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Congressman Comes to Defense of Boarding Pass Hacker

The Washington Post today ran a story I wrote about the 24-year-old Ph.D. student who earned a visit from the FBI after posting on his blog a tool that let anyone generate fake boarding passes. From the piece: "Christopher Soghoian...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 1, 2006; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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