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Security Fix: June 10, 2007 - June 16, 2007

A Software-Free Approach to Blocking Online Porn

Many readers have asked for advice on how to protect their kids from accidentally or purposefully viewing Internet porn, so over the next week or so Security Fix will examine various free methods for helping users block adult Web sites...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 15, 2007; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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House Approves Anti-Caller ID Spoofing Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation that would make it a crime for someone to fake their phone's outgoing Caller ID information for nefarious purposes. The "Truth in Caller ID Act of 2007" would make it "unlawful...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 14, 2007; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , U.S. Government  
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Apple Issues Windows Safari Bug Fixes

Apple today issued software updates to fix at least three security vulnerabilities in the new version of the Safari Web browser, designed for Windows PCs. The fixes are available in a new version of the browser, Safari 3.0.1 Public Beta...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 14, 2007; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  
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FBI Unveils Movable Feast with 'Operation Bot Roast'

The FBI said today it has identified more than 1 million personal computers that have been infected with computer worms enabling the attackers to control PCs for criminal purposes such as sending spam, spreading spyware and attacking Web sites. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 13, 2007; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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ZoneAlarm for Windows Vista Released

For the millions of computer users who purchased a new PC during the past five months, there have been precious few options for true, two-way firewall software on Windows Vista. But now, Check Point Software Technologies has released its popular...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 13, 2007; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Microsoft Plugs 15 Security Holes

Microsoft issued free software updates today to fix at least 15 separate security flaws in its Windows operating system and other software. Windows users can grab the patches by visiting Microsoft Update or by turning on Automatic Updates. Nine of...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 12, 2007; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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