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Security Fix: January 27, 2008 - February 2, 2008

RealPlayer Labeled 'Badware'

An industry-academia group designed to raise public awareness about software that violates fair information and privacy practices has labeled recent versions of RealPlayer video streaming software as "badware," charging that the software surreptitiously installs pop-up ad serving software as well...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 31, 2008; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Best Buy Digital Photo Frames Shipped With Virus

Electronics retailer Best Buy has pulled a popular brand of digital photo frames from its online and in-store shelves, following reports that many of the devices shipped with computer viruses. The affected frames are limited to a particular size of...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 28, 2008; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Untraceable or Uncatchable?

On Friday, I caught a showing of "Untraceable," a horror/thriller flick about a serial killer who relies on computer insecurity to help him broadcast his crimes onto the Internet. Far too many hacker movies completely flub the technical details, and...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 28, 2008; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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