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Security Fix: December 16, 2007 - December 22, 2007

Security Updates for Flash, Opera

Adobe is urging people who use its Flash Player (this includes pretty much all Windows users) to upgrade to a new version that fixes at least nine separate security vulnerabilities that could be exploited to install unwanted software on vulnerable...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 21, 2007; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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'Pinch' Authors Pinched?

A few weeks ago, Security Fix profiled a ubiquitous (but lesser known) class of malicious software called "Pinch," a malware creation kit that is highly sought after on hacker forums because of its adaptability and multitude of features. According to...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 20, 2007; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Study: $3.2 Billion Lost to Phishing in 2007

U.S. consumers were scammed out of roughly $3.2 billion over the past year from phishing scams, a significant increase over last year, according to a survey released this week. The estimate, produced by Stamford, Conn.-based research firm Gartner Inc., was...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 19, 2007; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Apple Patches Java, OS X and Safari 3 Flaws

Apple pushed out a bushel of patches late last week to fix at least 18 security vulnerabilities in its implementation of Java for Mac users. Then on Monday, the company issued a large update that plugged at least 40 security...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 18, 2007; 8:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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