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Security Fix: October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007

Mapping the Russian Business Network

Today's Washington Post carries my story about the the Russian Business Network, an entity based in St. Petersburg that provides Web hosting services that cater exclusively to cyber criminals. From the story: "The Russian Business Network sells Web site hosting...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 13, 2007; 12:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Taking on the Russian Business Network

The text below was originally included as part of the story The Washington Post ran today on the Russian Business Network. The content below was cut for space reasons, but I thought the anecdote was interesting and timely enough to...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 13, 2007; 12:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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Microsoft Changes Tune on IE7 Vulnerability

Reversing its initial assessment, Microsoft on Wednesday acknowledged that it needs to fix a vulnerability in its Internet Explorer 7 Web browser that could allow malicious Web sites to install unwanted software on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 machines....

By Brian Krebs  |  October 11, 2007; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Microsoft Plugs Nine Security Holes

Microsoft today released a set of seven security updates to fix at least nine separate security holes in its PCs powered by its Windows operating and other software. Windows users can fetch the patches from the Microsoft Update Web site...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 9, 2007; 5:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  New Patches  
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A Year's Worth of Phish Facts

Phishtank.com, a volunteer effort to identify phishing e-mails and associated Web sites, released its first annual report today, providing one of the most comprehensive data sets ever published on the subject and offering fascinating insights on the scope and increasing...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 9, 2007; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Java Update Plugs Multiple Security Holes

Sun Microsystems is pushing out an important security update to various versions of its Java Runtime Environment (JRE) software, along with a couple of changes designed to make patching the program more predictable and manageable for companies running custom versions...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 8, 2007; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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VOIP Mix-Up Exposes Customer Call Data

Bill Adler was relieved to get his old phone number back. The Washington-area resident's digits were marooned shortly after his former Internet-based phone service provider -- Sunrocket -- abruptly closed its doors in mid-July. Relieved, that is, until he received...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 8, 2007; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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