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Security Fix: February 11, 2007 - February 17, 2007

Microsoft Warns of More Office Exploits

Just days after Microsoft issued patches to plug some 20 security holes in its software, the software giant is warning users that bad guys are exploiting two more vulnerabilities in its Office product suite. On Valentine's Day, Microsoft said it...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 16, 2007; 3:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Apple Works To Stave Off Big Mac Attack

Apple Inc. on Thursday issued patches to plug five separate security holes in software included on its Mac OS X computers. Mac users can download the free updates through the Mac's built-in software update feature or directly from Apple downloads....

By Brian Krebs  |  February 16, 2007; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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The Dangers of Default Passwords

Stroll through any neighborhood with an open laptop in hand and you will probably notice your machine automatically connecting to various wireless Internet routers that local residents have set up. If you are given a connection that allows you to...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 15, 2007; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings  
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Valentine Or Virus?

It could be a Happy Virus Day for you as virus writers love to take advantage of the blizzard of e-greeting cards swirling around the Internet. Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure warns that the poisoned love letters already are circulating. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 14, 2007; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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TSA - Not Living Up to Its Middle Name

The Transportation Security Administration is extending an olive branch to airline travelers who have been delayed or prevented from boarding a plane on account of their name matching an identical one on the agency's "no-fly" list. The TSA recently created...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 14, 2007; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Microsoft Releases Patches to Fix 20 Security Holes

Microsoft Corp. today issued a dozen software updates to plug at least 20 security holes in its Windows operating system and other software, including fixes for a number of vulnerabilities in Office that hackers are currently exploiting to hijack vulnerable...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 13, 2007; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Wanted: Missing FBI Laptops

If you lose your laptop, don't go crying on the shoulder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It has its own problems. The agency had at least 160 laptops lost or stolen over the past four years. Ten of those...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 12, 2007; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Paypal Sells Anti-Fraud Token

PayPal, the online payment company owned by Internet auction giant eBay, is now selling a $5 "security key" to help customers prevent their accounts from being hijacked if someone guesses or steals their passwords. The key is a small, oval...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 12, 2007; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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