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Security Fix: September 30, 2007 - October 6, 2007

First the Campaign Ads, Then the Phishing...

It's bad enough that most of us have to deal with the daily flood of scam e-mails trying to steal our precious personal and financial data. But with next year's crop of presidential candidates now raising millions of dollars online,...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 5, 2007; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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QuickTime Security Update for Windows

Apple has pushed out a security update for its QuickTime media player for Windows users. It might be a good idea not to let too much grass grow beneath your feet before installing this update: The vulnerability appears to be...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 5, 2007; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  New Patches  
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A Notable Step in the Fight Against Phishing

Yahoo! e-mail users should soon start noticing the disappearance of scam e-mails that try to steal PayPal and eBay account information. eBay and Yahoo! announced a partnership today that involves a technology developed by Yahoo! called "DomainKeys" to filter out...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 4, 2007; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Second Credit Bureau Offers File Freeze

Consumer credit reporting bureau Experian today announced that it would allow consumers in all 50 states to freeze their credit histories, becoming the second of the three national credit bureaus to offer the freeze option. The service, which will be...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 4, 2007; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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iPhone (in)Security

This blog often takes software and hardware vendors to task when they use security updates as a means of enforcing product loyalty. Media player software makers are some of the biggest culprits here, so perhaps it's fitting that the 800-pound...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 2, 2007; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Just How Bad Is the Storm Worm?

The Storm worm has earned its share of superlatives, but security experts disagree over just how many computers running Microsoft Windows have been compromised by the e-mail worm. Some new figures released from Microsoft and estimates obtained by Security Fix...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 1, 2007; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings  
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