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Security Fix: December 3, 2006 - December 9, 2006

Monthly Microsoft Patch Release Won't Include Word Fix

Microsoft Corp. said yesterday that its monthly patch release next Tuesday will include at least six software updates to plug security holes in its Windows operating system and other software. Missing from the company's notice, however, is any mention of...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 8, 2006; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Time to Update Your Adobe Reader

Adobe Systems is urging users who run the company's Adobe Reader software on Microsoft Windows computers to update to a new version of the popular PDF document viewer, after the company was alerted to several flaws that criminals could exploit...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 8, 2006; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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TSA Now Investigating Boarding Pass Hacker

Last month Security Fix reported that Chris Soghoian -- the Indiana University doctoral student who created an online boarding pass generator to demonstrate security holes in the Transportation Security Administration's "no-fly" list -- had been cleared of any wrongdoing by...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 7, 2006; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
 
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Microsoft: Attacks Targeting Unpatched Word Flaw

Microsoft warned on Tuesday that has received reports of online criminals attacking a previously undocumented (and unpatched) security hole in various versions of its Microsoft Word application. In an advisory, Microsoft said the problem is present in Microsoft Word 2000,...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 6, 2006; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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How Not to Distribute Security Patches

Over the weekend MySpace was hit by a password-stealing computer worm that took advantage of a weakness in Apple's QuickTime media player to spread rapidly among the online community's users. On Tuesday, MySpace administrators sent around a memo urging millions...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 6, 2006; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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MySpace Video Worm Pimps Adult Content

A password-stealing computer worm broke out in the Myspace social-networking universe over the weekend, with the perpetrators using hijacked accounts to blast out junk messages seeking to gin up traffic to several porn sites, including some sponsored by an adware...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 4, 2006; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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