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Security Fix: June 3, 2007 - June 9, 2007

Yahoo! IM Users Should Upgrade Immediately

People who chat online using Yahoo! Messenger software should upgrade their program. The company has pushed out a fix to plug two newly discovered security holes. The two critical vulnerabilities reside in Yahoo! Messenger versions 8.1.0.249 and earlier. The flaws...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 9, 2007; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Microsoft to Issue Six Security Updates

Microsoft said today it plans to offer at least six software updates to fix security holes in its Windows operating system and other software. The Redmond, Wash., campus generally issues updates on the second Tuesday of each month. Each Thursday...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 8, 2007; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Sun Issues Java Security Update

Sun Microsystems has issued an update to plug a pair of security holes in its Java Runtime Environment software. JRE is a widely installed software bundle that Web sites use to serve visitors with multimedia, interactive content. One of the...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 8, 2007; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Substitute Teacher Granted New Trial in Porn Case

A former Connecticut middle-school teacher was granted a new trial today at her sentencing hearing, where she had faced up to 40 years in prison for exposing her students to pornographic material on a classroom computer. Judge Hillary Strackbein said...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 6, 2007; 1:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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High Court Ruling Could Be Boon for Retailers

A Supreme Court ruling handed down Monday could be good news for more than 100 major retailers targeted by class-action lawsuits alleging that the companies failed to comply with a law designed to protect consumers from identity theft. The retailers...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 5, 2007; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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Report Shows 7 Percent of Sponsored Links Dangerous

Clicking on a search engine's results of popular computer terms like "wallpaper" or "screensaver" remains a fairly risky endeavor when it comes to security, according to an updated study. The second annual State of Search Engine Safety report from McAfee...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 4, 2007; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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