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Security Fix: February 3, 2008 - February 9, 2008

Hackers Exploit Adobe Reader Flaw

Security Fix has learned that at least one of the security holes in the popular Adobe Reader application that was quietly patched by Adobe this week is actively being exploited to break into Microsoft Windows computers. On Wednesday, we alerted...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 9, 2008; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Mozilla, Skype Issue Updates

It seems as though every maker of desktop software applications is issuing updates to its products this week. Skype, the popular voice-over-Internet telephone service+software has a new version that squashes a security bug. Meanwhile Mozilla is pushing out an update...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 8, 2008; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  New Patches  
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The Storm Worm's Family Tree

New research suggests that the infamous Storm worm has its roots in a computer worm that first surfaced as early as 2004, two-and-a-half years prior to Storm's widely-recognized birthday. The findings come from security researchers at Damballa, a start-up in...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 7, 2008; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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Adobe, Apple Issue Security Updates

Adobe has released an update to its free Adobe Reader application that corrects more than two dozen bugs, including several security holes. Separately, Apple this week pushed out a patch to plug a single security vulnerability in its iPhoto application....

By Brian Krebs  |  February 6, 2008; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Heads Up Internet Explorer Users

A plug-in for Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser that helps users upload photos to popular sites such as Facebook and Myspace contains multiple security holes. To make matters worse, hackers have now published instructions showing how to exploit those flaws...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 5, 2008; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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