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Security Fix: November 5, 2006 - November 11, 2006

Exploit Targets Widely Deployed Wireless Flaw

A security researcher has released a set of instructions for exploiting a security flaw in the wireless Internet devices built into millions of new laptops from HP, Dell, Gateway and other computer makers. An attacker could use the flaw to...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 11, 2006; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Microsoft to Issue Six Security Patches Next Week

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that it plans to release at least six software patches next week to fix security flaws in its Windows operating systems and other software, including an update to plug a security hole that hackers have been...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 10, 2006; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Report: Phishers Hooking Fewer (But Fatter) Victims

First the good news: While the number of phishing attacks continues to increase, fewer victims report falling for the scams than a year ago. The bad news: Those who did get hooked by a phishing e-mail lost a lot more...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 9, 2006; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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'Supercerts' Aim to Highlight Legit Web Sites

Over the past couple of years, dozens of companies have rolled out technologies designed to help computer users and companies better spot "phishing" scams -- Web sites that try to trick people into giving away financial and personal data. But...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 8, 2006; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Microsoft Warns of More "Zero-Day" Exploits

Microsoft Corp. is warning Windows users to be on guard against a couple of unpatched security holes in its products that criminal hacking groups are actively exploiting. According to an advisory issued on Friday, Microsoft's implementation of XML contains a...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 6, 2006; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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