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Security Fix: January 21, 2007 - January 27, 2007

Apple Patches Mac Wireless Security Hole

Apple Inc. on Thursday released a security update to patch a hole in the wireless Internet software built into many of its computers running Mac OS X. The update applies to Core Duo versions of the Mac mini, MacBook and...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 26, 2007; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Another Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw

Symantec Corp. is reporting that it has spotted active exploitation of yet another undocumented security hole in Microsoft Word. If Symantec's report is correct -- this would mean we now have at least three known unpatched Word vulnerabilities that are...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 26, 2007; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Missed Software Upgrade Blamed for Conn. Porn Case

Many Security Fix readers have been quick to express their outrage in response to my post from this morning about a substitute teacher in Connecticut who could be sentenced for up to 40 years in prison after she was convicted...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 25, 2007; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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Substitute Teacher Faces Jail Time Over Spyware

A 40-year-old former substitute teacher from Connecticut is facing prison time following her conviction for endangering students by exposing them to pornographic material displayed on a classroom computer. Local prosecutors charged that the teacher was caught red-handed surfing for porn...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 25, 2007; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (200)
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Time to Reboot the Internet Again

Cisco Systems Inc., the company whose hardware routers are responsible for handling the majority of the world's Internet traffic, today issued patches to fix at least three very serious security holes in its products. This is generally not something that...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 24, 2007; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches  
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Apple Patches First 'Month of Apple Bugs' Flaw

Apple Inc. on Tuesday released a software patch to fix an extremely serious security hole in its QuickTime media player program, one that could be exploited to install malicious software on Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X systems just by...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 24, 2007; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Broken Windows: Clean-up or Rebuild?

I received a few e-mails over the weekend from readers who took issue with advice I recently gave to a Web chat participant who asked what he should do to help an elderly friend who was having PC trouble. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 24, 2007; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
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Sun Releases Java Security Update

Sun Microsystems is urging users of its Java software (i.e., most computer users on the planet) to apply a security patch to fix a dangerous security vulnerability that exists in most versions of the program. Many people may not even...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 23, 2007; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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