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Security Fix: May 20, 2007 - May 26, 2007

Apple, Microsoft Issue Security Updates

Apple yesterday pushed out an update to plug at least 17 separate security holes in its Mac OS X operating system and other software. Mac users can get the latest patch bundle from Apple Downloads or through the built-in Software...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 25, 2007; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Phishing Attacks Soar as Scammer Nets Widen

Some of the Web's most prolific organized online criminals are starting to step up the frequency and sophistication of phishing attacks, targeting commercial banks, job hunting sites and data brokers, Security Fix has learned. Typically, phishing scams involve phony e-mails...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 24, 2007; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Cyber Crooks Hijack Activities of Large Web-Hosting Firm

Organized crime groups have modified a significant share of the Web sites operated by one of the Internet's largest Web hosting companies to launch cyber attacks against visitors, Security Fix has learned. Last month, Phoenix-based IPOWER Inc. was featured prominently...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 23, 2007; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Scammers Target Elderly With Aid of Data Brokers

Consumer data broker infoUSA reaped huge profits selling lists with the names of elderly individuals and others likely to be easy targets for identity thieves and con artists, according to a harrowing story in Sunday's New York Times. The newspaper...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 21, 2007; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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