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Security Fix: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007

Firefox Surfers More Likely Patched Than IE Users

New statistics released today indicate that people who use Mozilla's Firefox Web browser are more likely to be cruising the Web with all of the latest security updates installed than those surfing with Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Internet Security vendor Secunia...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 16, 2007; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Tuning Up Uncle Sam's Cyber Crime Laws

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Monday introduced a bill that seeks to modernize the nation's computer crime laws and give prosecutors more leeway and resources in going after cyber crooks. The Cyber-Security Enhancement Act of 2007, authored by...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 15, 2007; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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New Attack Piggybacks on Microsoft's Patch Service

Security experts have been predicting that virus writers would find a way to hijack Microsoft's security patch delivery process to slip their software onto users' computers. They were right. Security researcher Frank Boldewin last week published a "proof-of-concept" program illustrating...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 14, 2007; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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