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Security Fix: September 16, 2007 - September 22, 2007

Your Money or Your E-mail

If someone broke into your free Web mail account, reset your password and issued a $100 ransom demand, would you pay up? The answer might depend on how careless you've been with your passwords, and how many e-commerce sites you...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 20, 2007; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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TransUnion to Offer Credit Freeze In All U.S. States

TransUnion, one of the three major consumer credit reporting bureaus, said Tuesday that starting next month it will allow consumers to freeze and thaw their credit files as a means to prevent identity theft. A credit freeze directs the credit...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 19, 2007; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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Firefox Update Fixes Apple QuickTime Flaw

Mozilla shipped an update on Tuesday to its Firefox Web browser that fixes a fairly dangerous security flaw introduced by Apple's QuickTime media player. The latest patched version is Firefox 2.0.0.7, and unless you're using an unsupported, older version of...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 19, 2007; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  New Patches  
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The Threat of Reputation-Based Attacks

CastleCops.com is accustomed to being attacked by online crooks: The volunteer-led cybercrime-fighting group has endured nearly a month long siege by thousands of criminally-controlled PCs aimed at crippling its Web site. So when the latest attack failed to prevent legitimate...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 18, 2007; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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Report: Four Percent of E-Crime From Fortune 100

Roughly four percent of all spam, malicious software attacks, phishing Web sites and other cyber crime activities detected in the first half of 2007 emanated from the networks controlled by the world's 100 highest-grossing companies, according to a new report...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 17, 2007; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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