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Security Fix: March 4, 2007 - March 10, 2007

Online Anti-Virus Scans: A Free Second Opinion

Periodic online virus scanning is a good idea for Windows users, even for people already using up-to-date anti-virus tools. There are a couple of reasons I suggest this: First, anti-virus software is frequently slow to spot new threats. Take a...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 9, 2007; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Patch Reprieve for March's Black Tuesday

Windows PC users and corporate system administrators worldwide will earn a reprieve from Redmond next week. Microsoft said today it has no plans to release new software security updates this month. It's not as if there aren't any outstanding security...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 8, 2007; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Vishing: Dialing for Dollars, Part II

Security Fix received a copy of a new scam e-mail targeting Bank of America customers that is likely to con quite a few folks before it is shut down. Sure, Bank of America is hit by this sort of thing...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 8, 2007; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Apple Patches QuickTime Holes

Apple on Monday issued security patches to plug multiple security holes in its QuickTime media player software. The new version of the player -- QuickTime 7.1.5 -- fixes at least eight separate and serious vulnerabilities. Updates are available for Mac...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 6, 2007; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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