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Security Fix: January 28, 2007 - February 3, 2007

Super Bowl Site Trojan Aims to Nab Passwords

This story was updated at 3:02 p.m. Please read the entire post. -- The official Web site of Dolphin Stadium -- the location of this weekend's Super Bowl XLI game -- has been infected with a Trojan horse program. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 2, 2007; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Retailers, Banks Trade Blame in Data Thefts

The Washington Post today ran a story I wrote about data breach legislation being crafted on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers are looking to respond to the almost daily disclosures of companies, schools and government agencies suffering data breaches or otherwise exploiting...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 2, 2007; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Birth of the Verbal Hack?

Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday that a voice-recognition feature built into Vista -- the new version of Windows that went on sale this week -- could be exploited remotely to delete files on a victim's machine if he or she visited...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 1, 2007; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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In Praise of Phish Fighters

It isn't often that the public is afforded a peek into federal law enforcement efforts to combat "phishing" scams, fraudulent e-mail lures for Web sites created to assume the look of trusted online brands and steal personal information. But February...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 31, 2007; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Sony Settles FTC Suit Over Music CD Spyware

Sony BMG Music Entertainment on Tuesday said that it had agreed to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission for shipping dozens of music CDs -- that when played on a Microsoft Windows computer -- installed a hidden anti-piracy...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 31, 2007; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Piracy  
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Web Advertisers Settle N.Y. Spyware Lawsuit

Three of the most aggressive buyers of online advertising space today agreed to pay fines and reform their advertising practices as part of a landmark anti-spyware settlement. Mobile phone giant Cingular Wireless LLC, and travel sites Priceline.com and Travelocity.com agreed...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 29, 2007; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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