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Security Fix: March 18, 2007 - March 24, 2007

A Fresh Look at Password Thieves

Security Fix recently published information about thousands of U.S. residents whose passwords and other data had been stolen by nefarious hackers. Last week, I received more data about the number of victims caused by the hackers' Trojan horse computer program...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 23, 2007; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Online Trading Firms to Swap Fraud Tips

Washingtonpost.com today ran a story I wrote about representatives from some of the nation's top online stock trading firms who will meet tomorrow with federal law enforcement officials to discuss ways they can work together to combat Internet fraud. From...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 22, 2007; 8:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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Hot Air Swirls Around ID Theft Measure

While some of the hot air circulating on Capitol Hill today focused on former Vice President Al Gore's testimony on global warming, a debate down the hall managed to carve out its own environmental issues around another topic -- how...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 21, 2007; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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New Firefox Version Fixes Flaw

If you use Mozilla's Firefox Web browser to surf the Internet, you probably have received a notice that a new version of the browser has been installed. The update brings Firefox to version 2.0.0.3 or version 1.5.0.11, and fixes a...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 21, 2007; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Stolen Identities Sold Cheap on the Black Market

Recovering from identity theft can take years and cost thousands of dollars. But how much is your identity worth to the thieves who sell it to other fraudsters? Turns out, less than the price of two tickets to the movies....

By Brian Krebs  |  March 19, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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