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Security Fix: August 5, 2007 - August 11, 2007

There's a Black Tuesday on the Rise

Microsoft Windows users can expect to install a flood of software updates from Redmond next week, when the company plans to push out at least nine patch bundles to remedy security holes in its products. Each patch bundle often fixes...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 9, 2007; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Attacks Prompt Update for 'Tor' Anonymity Network

One of the best-known and free services for helping Internet users maintain their anonymity online - a network known simply as "Tor" -- suffered an attack this past week that may have exposed the identities of thousands of users. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 8, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips , U.S. Government  
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Watch Out for Fake Tax 'Rebate' Sites

It's not exactly tax-filing time in the United States, but that doesn't mean online scammers aren't out to capture the money owed to you by Uncle Sam. A scam Web site spotted recently by Security Fix is one of a...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 8, 2007; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Internet Explorer and Your Web Site's Privacy

Several months ago, Security Fix looked at a feature of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 Web browser that was difficult to fathom (see: Clipboard Data Theft Optional in IE7). While interviewing a source at the DEF CON hacker conference last week,...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 7, 2007; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Citing Security Concerns, California Limits E-Voting

California has placed tough restrictions on the nation's top electronic voting machine makers in the upcoming 2008 presidential primary, citing reports of security vulnerabilities in the devices that could jeopardize the integrity of the elections. The decision comes roughly a...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 6, 2007; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Access Card Systems -- Trivially Vulnerable?

LAS VEGAS -- A broad range of access card readers designed to grant or deny entry to office buildings, airport terminals and other sensitive areas are inherently insecure and easy to hack, according to a researcher who spoke and demonstrated...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 5, 2007; 5:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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