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Security Fix: July 8, 2007 - July 14, 2007

Software Vulnerability Auction Stokes Researchers

Last week, a number of news outlets spotlighted a Swiss Internet start-up -- curiously named "WabiSabiLabii" (pronounced "wobby-sobby-lobby") -- that is trying to establish an eBay-style auction site for software security vulnerabilities. I held off in covering this important story...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 12, 2007; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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New QuickTime Version Mends Eight Flaws

Apple has released a new version of its ubiquitous QuickTime player for both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows computers. The latest version, v. 7.2, plugs at least eight security holes in the software. QuickTime vulnerabilities that span both operating...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 12, 2007; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  New Patches  
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New Threat Pits Internet Explorer Against Firefox

Blueprints have been posted online detailing a cross-browser security threat that uses Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser to force Mozilla's Firefox browser to provide inroads for virus writers. While fans of both software makers are pointing the finger of blame...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 11, 2007; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Microsoft Plugs 11 Software Holes

Microsoft Corp. today pushed out software updates to plug at least 11 separate security holes in its Windows operating system and other software. Windows users can grab the updates via the Microsoft Update Web site, through Automatic Updates, or download...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 10, 2007; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Florida Counterfeit Credit Card Ring Busted

Six individuals in Florida have been indicted for running an organized credit card counterfeiting ring that netted more than 200,000 stolen account numbers, the U.S. Secret Service said today. Julio Lopez, 30, and his girlfriend, Anett Villar, 26, were arrested...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 9, 2007; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Cell Phone Spying Service Leaking Data?

Last week, the geek news world was abuzz with news of a spying service that lets people intercept text messages, call logs, e-mails and other information from BlackBerry and Windows Mobile-equipped smart phones. But it appears the privacy threat is...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 9, 2007; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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