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Security Fix: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Hackers Exploiting Facebook, MySpace Plug-ins

If you use Internet Explorer (versions 6 or 7) to browse the Web, listen up: Criminals are starting to exploit security holes in several widely installed IE plug-ins to plant invasive software when users are coerced or tricked into visiting...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 23, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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How Not To Write a 'Geek Wanted' Ad

When you're trying to hire a computer security professional to manage the network for one of the nation's largest counties, it's probably not the best idea to advertise to the world the precise digital defenses you have in place to...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 22, 2008; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Wall Street Reports Increase In PC Intrusions In '07

On Thursday, Security Fix featured an exclusive look at data pulled from an unreleased government report showing a steep increase in the amount of funds that banks, businesses and consumers lost last year due to computer hacking and malicious software...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 22, 2008; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Banks: Losses From Computer Intrusions Up in 2007

U.S. financial institutions reported a sizable increase last year in the number of computer intrusions that led to online bank account takeovers and stolen funds, according to data obtained by Security Fix. The data also suggest such incidents are becoming...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 20, 2008; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , U.S. Government  
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Research May Hasten Death of Mobile Privacy Standard

Researchers at a computer security conference in Washington, D.C. this week detailed a method for dramatically reducing the cost and time needed to crack the security that prevents eavesdropping of GSM-based mobile phones. The weaknesses in the GSM encryption technology...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 19, 2008; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , U.S. Government  
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