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Security Fix: August 12, 2007 - August 18, 2007

Would You Like A Job With That Virus?

Cyber crooks are targeting a wave of new attacks at people searching for jobs online, security experts warn. Oddly enough, the criminals behind this scam appear to be just as interested in hiring you as they are in hijacking your...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 17, 2007; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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A Heads-Up For Yahoo! Messenger Users

People who use Yahoo! Messenger to video chat online with friends and family should be extra wary of incoming chat invitations from strangers. Reports suggest the presence of a previously unknown security hole in the software that attackers could...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 16, 2007; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Microsoft Fixes 14 Software Security Flaws

Microsoft today released software updates to plug at least 14 security holes in computers powered by different versions of its Windows operating system and other software. The updates are available from the Microsoft Update Web site or via Automatic Updates....

By Brian Krebs  |  August 14, 2007; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Security Fix Pop Quiz, Summer 2007 Edition

Yes, dear readers, it's time once again for a Security Fix Pop Quiz, intended to serve as a gentle reminder to install security updates for third-party programs. The table below lists the software title, the date each update was released,...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 13, 2007; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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