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Security Fix: October 21, 2007 - October 27, 2007

Equifax Details Credit Freeze Plans

Big three credit reporting bureau Equifax on Wednesday detailed its plan to offer certain consumers the ability to freeze their credit files as a means of preventing identity theft. The offering provides a clearer picture of how the credit bureaus...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 25, 2007; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Fraud , Safety Tips  
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Firefox Update Plugs 8 Security Holes

Mozilla has shipped an update to its Firefox Web browser that corrects at least eight separate security flaws, including two that Mozilla flagged as especially serious. Firefox users should have already received an update that brings the browser to version...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 25, 2007; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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TJX Breach Was Twice as Bad as First Reported

The largest digital data theft ever recorded was bigger than originally thought. TJX, the Massachusetts retail giant that earlier this year disclosed that a series of network and computer intrusions had compromised more than 45 million credit- and debit-card numbers,...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 24, 2007; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Adobe Fixes Reader, Acrobat Vulnerabilities

Adobe is offering a software update to fix a security flaw in its Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader products -- the latter being free software that many people use to view PDF documents. The update, which brings the latest versions...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 23, 2007; 9:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  New Patches  
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RealPlayer Patch Plugs In-the-Wild Security Exploit

RealNetworks, the maker of the RealPlayer and RealOne media player software, has issued a security update to fix a flaw that hackers are actively exploiting to break into vulnerable computers. The stand-alone patch, available here, remedies a flaw in RealPlayer...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 22, 2007; 4:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  New Patches  
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