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Security Fix: July 29, 2007 - August 4, 2007

Letter From Hackerdom: Not the Same Old DEF CON, Black Hat

LAS VEGAS -- What a difference a year makes. Like I did the past two years, I am currently blogging from Sin City, which plays host once a year to the back-to-back Black Hat and DEF CON hacker conferences. In...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 4, 2007; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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iPhone Exploits Revealed

LAS VEGAS -- Two methods that could allow criminals to break into and steal data from Apple's iPhone were demonstrated Thursday here at the Black Hat hacker conference. Charlie Miller, a researcher with Independent Security Evaluators, had warned Apple...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 3, 2007; 1:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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New Tool Automates Webmail Account Hijacks

LAS VEGAS -- Logging into your MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo!, Gmail or Hotmail account over a wireless connection just got a lot more dicey, as researchers here at the Black Hat hacker conference today demonstrated a new set of tools...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 2, 2007; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Apple's 48 Security Fixes Include iPhone Updates

Apple on Tuesday pushed out security updates to fix at least four dozen security holes in its Mac OS X operating system and other software. Perhaps most notable among the patches are several designed to plug security holes in Apple's...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 1, 2007; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Firefox Update Comes With a Mea Culpa

Mozilla is pushing out an update to its Firefox Web browser (version 2.0.0.6) that plugs a pair of security holes in the software. Firefox users should receive notice of the pending update the next time they launch the browser. (If...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 31, 2007; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Report: E-Voting Systems Hackable

Researchers at the University of California were able to hack into all of the electronic voting systems they tested, finding multiple security weaknesses that could allow hackers to break into and modify the systems, alter polling results, or interfere with...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 30, 2007; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Yin and Yang of Internet Security Research

A law that makes it a crime to host online or otherwise provide software that could be used in cyber attacks went into effect in Germany this month. While the reaction from Germany's hacker culture has been somewhat muted, the...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 30, 2007; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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