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Security Fix: September 9, 2007 - September 15, 2007

Would You Like Some Quechup With Your Spam?

A fair number of bloggers and readers have complained of being duped into handing over the e-mail and instant messaging addresses of their friends and family to a new social-networking site called "Quechup," which tends to welcome new members by...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 13, 2007; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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AOL's Free Anti-Virus Switcheroo

A number of AOL users who have taken advantage of the free "Active Virus Shield" anti-virus offer from Kasperksy are complaining that the software has ceased downloading updates. Turns out AOL recently severed its relationship with Kaspersky, and is now...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 12, 2007; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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Security Updates for Windows 2000, Instant Messager

Microsoft Corp. released a mercifully light batch of software updates today as part of its regularly scheduled "Patch Tuesday" release cycle. Most Windows users will likely have to install just a single security update this time around. The fixes are...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 11, 2007; 2:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Skype Users: Beware of Instant Message Worm

Skype, the eBay-owned Internet telephone service, is warning users to be on guard against a new computer worm that arrives disguised as a chat invitation via Skype's built-in instant messaging feature. The worm, which goes by the names "W32/Ramex.A," "W32/Pyskpa.D"...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 11, 2007; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Banner Ad Trojan Served on MySpace, Photobucket

Several banner ads containing Trojan horse programs that can compromise a user's computer have been running on some high-traffic Web sites for the past several weeks, including MySpace.com and Photobucket.com, Security Fix has learned. Web security company ScanSafe said it...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 9, 2007; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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