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Security Fix: November 12, 2006 - November 18, 2006

Guidance Software Settles With FTC Over Data Compromise

Guidance Software -- the leading provider of software used to diagnose hacker break-ins -- has settled a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission after a database compromise at the company exposed financial and personal data connected to thousands of...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 16, 2006; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Microsoft Patches 9 Security Holes

Microsoft Corp. today issued patches to mend at least nine separate vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software, including three security holes that criminal hackers already are exploiting. As always, users can download and install the patches via...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 14, 2006; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Report: Firefox 2.0 Trumps IE7 In Phish-Fighting

Update, 3:24 PM ET: The text below was changed to clarify Mozilla's role as author of the report and the role of third-party testing and verification companies. Also, the data about this report that I promised earlier can be found...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 14, 2006; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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A Little Patch Housekeeping

Security Fix has been a tad sparse on patch updates lately because I've been taking some use-it-or-lose-it vacation time. The time off served as a good reminder of how quickly the programs on your machine can get outdated even in...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 13, 2006; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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