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Security Fix: April 13, 2008 - April 19, 2008

When Monetizing ISP Traffic Goes Horribly Wrong

In seeking to further monetize Web site traffic on their networks, a number of major Internet service providers may be inadvertently exposing their customers to a greater risk of online attack from identity thieves, according to research released today. Many...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 19, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: Not for the Impatient

Microsoft has released a bundle of security and stability updates for Windows Vista users. What follows is a long-overdue primer on this package of goodies from Redmond known as Service Pack 1. While some peoples' experience with Service Pack 2...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 17, 2008; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Security Updates for Firefox, Safari

Both Apple and Mozilla issued updates late Wednesday to plug security holes in their Web browser software. The Mozilla update fixes a single critical vulnerability with the way Firefox handles "Javascript garbage collection." Mozilla says this update was issued "primarily...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 17, 2008; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Identity Theft Smash & Grab, CEO Style

Tens of thousands of corporate executives were the target of a series of identity-theft scams this week, e-mail-borne schemes that appear to have netted close to 2,000 victims so far. Early Monday morning, according to two security experts with firsthand...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 15, 2008; 10:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , U.S. Government  
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Online Security: A Closer Look at a Negative Example

It may be easier than you think for someone to steal your wireless phone records. At least, that's the case if you're a Sprint wireless phone user. Sprint makes it very easy for customers to go online to view and...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 15, 2008; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Security Fix Pop Quiz, Spring 2008 Edition

Have you been keeping up to date with the latest security patches? Examine the list below to see how you've done. If you're not sure which version of a program you're running, you can usually tell by selecting "Help" and...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 14, 2008; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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