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Security Fix: September 23, 2007 - September 29, 2007

Microsoft's Stealth Update Backfires for Some Users

A software update Microsoft quietly delivered to millions of PCs this summer prevents the installation of at least 80 security updates when some Windows users try to fix a problem with their computer using the software's "repair" feature, according to...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 28, 2007; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Apple Ships iPhone Security Updates

Apple today issued a software update to plug at least 10 security holes in the iPhone, including at least seven fixes for Safari, the device's built-in Web browser. The updates are available only through iTunes, recent versions of which are...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 27, 2007; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Calculating the Costs of Cyber Crime

On Monday, Security Fix looked at figures published by the Justice Department suggesting that the FBI had between 3 and 6 percent of its field agents dedicated to fighting cyber crime. On the surface, that number may seem low for...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 27, 2007; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Service Pack 3 Available for Office 2003 Users

Microsoft has released its third service pack for Office 2003 users. The company says the 117-megabyte bundle of security updates and program tweaks "represents a major evolution in security for Office 2003" and that it "further hardens the Office suite...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 26, 2007; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Is Cyber Crime Really the FBI's No. 3 Priority?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that its No. 3 priority is protecting the United States "against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes." Given the increasing pervasiveness and costs associated with such crime, FBI Director Robert Mueller should be commended for...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 24, 2007; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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