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Security Fix: January 6, 2008 - January 12, 2008

Report: TSA Site Exposed Travelers To ID Theft

A House of Representatives panel yesterday released a damning report about a Transportation Security Administration Web site built to address grievances from travelers errantly flagged by the government's no-fly list. It conlucded that cronyism and a lack of oversight exposed...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 12, 2008; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Barbara Moratek Is Not Your Friend

Scammers are targeting non-profit organizations with e-mails that claim to have been sent from a "Barbara Moratek" of the "Ivete Foundation." If you receive one of these e-mails, simply delete it. They appear to be designed to entice curious recipients...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 11, 2008; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Microsoft Patches Three Windows Security Holes

Microsoft yesterday pushed out a couple of patches to fix at least three separate security flaws in its various Windows operating systems, including one that could be especially dangerous for Windows home users. The most serious update is included in...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 9, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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New Nasty Hides From Windows, Anti-Virus Tools

A new family of malicious software that runs before Windows even boots up has infected thousands of PCs worldwide and remains undetected by virtually all of the commercial anti-virus tools, security experts warn. The newly-discovered malware is what's known as...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 8, 2008; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Important Update For Ad-Aware SE Users

Microsoft Windows users who rely on Ad-Aware SE Personal (the free version) to protect their machines from spyware and adware should be aware that Lavasoft, the company that makes the popular program, stopped shipping updates for the software after Dec....

By Brian Krebs  |  January 7, 2008; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  New Patches  
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