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Security Fix: October 28, 2007 - November 3, 2007

Anti-Virus On A Mac?

Every other week, I host a Security Fix Live chat with readers, and almost invariably, one of the questions that comes up is: "Hi. I'm a Mac user. Should I be using anti-virus software?" I usually answer that while there...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 31, 2007; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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'Net Governance Body Punts On WHOIS Privacy

The nonprofit organization that manages the Internet's domain-name system has voted to punt on a proposed change to the global WHOIS database of Web site name registrants. The changes would have given Web site owners the ability to shield their...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 31, 2007; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Hiding In Plain Sight

Security Fix pop quiz, here. Is the document pictured in the image to the right the depiction of a text document, or is it an executable malicious program disguised as a harmless text file? It's actually an executable file (one...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 31, 2007; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Spammers Tempt Surfers to Help Solve Captchas

Call it an online game of strip poker, only spammers are the ones walking away with all the winnings. The latest innovation in malicious software takes the form of shapely "Melissa," an alluring, scantily clad blond who requests the victim's...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 30, 2007; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Simplifying Long-Distance Tech Support

When you're the de facto tech support guy for most of your family and friends, you quickly find yourself making a lot of house calls. But if you're not being summoned to help install memory or a new hard drive,...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 29, 2007; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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