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Security Fix: January 14, 2007 - January 20, 2007

Critical Microsoft & Mozilla Patches for 2006

A couple of weeks ago, Security Fix published some data showing how risky it was for the average Windows user to browse the Web with Microsoft's Internet Explorer in 2006. That analysis found that for 284 days in 2006, bad...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 19, 2007; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Great Strides in Phishing

Earlier this month, Security Fix called attention to a phishing scam where bad guys were making use of the real Amazon.com Web site to trick people into entering personal information at a fake Amazon site they created. Now, according to...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 17, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Do Away With HTML Based E-mail

Last week, Microsoft issued a patch to fix an extremely dangerous flaw in Windows that cyber crooks could use to break into your computer just by getting you to open an e-mail. Let that sink in a moment: Merely by...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 17, 2007; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Note to MySpace Users: Get Better Passwords

An active scam Web site designed to look like the login page for social-networking site MySpace.com appears to have stolen user names and passwords from nearly 60,000 people, according to data in a file that was linked to today from...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 15, 2007; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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