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Security Fix: April 29, 2007 - May 5, 2007

AOL's Password Puzzler

A reader wrote in Friday with an interesting observation: When he went to access his AOL.com account, he accidentally entered an extra character at the end of his password. But that didn't stop him from entering his account. Curious, the...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 5, 2007; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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Federal Data Breach Bills Clear Senate Panel

Update, May 13: Please read the entire post, which has been updated. Original post: A key Senate committee today approved two bills that would force businesses to notify consumers if their personal or financial data is lost or stolen. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 3, 2007; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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Microsoft to Issue Seven Security Updates

Microsoft Corp. today announced that it plans to release seven software updates next week to plug multiple security holes in its Windows operating system and other software. The company said two of the patch bundles will fix problems in Windows...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 3, 2007; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Scammers Randomly Target Checking Accounts

An alarming report published this week on the official Internet news service of the U.S. Air Force highlights the need for consumers to keep a close eye on their bank account statements for signs of fraud. The piece tells the...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 3, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Apple Patches QuickTime Security Hole

Apple today issued a software update to plug a security hole in its QuickTime media player software. The flaw is present in both Mac OS X and Windows versions of the player. Mac users can get the fix through Apple's...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 1, 2007; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Building A Web-Based Neighborhood Watch

At any given time, tens of millions of personal computers around the globe are infected with malicious software that criminals use to turn them into spam-relaying "zombies." But many machines could be inoculated if there was a distributed, Internet-wide system...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 30, 2007; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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