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Security Fix: April 20, 2008 - April 26, 2008

Hundreds of Thousands of Microsoft Web Servers Hacked

Hundreds of thousands of Web sites - including several at the United Nations and in the U.K. government -- have been hacked recently and seeded with code that tries to exploit security flaws in Microsoft Windows to install malicious software...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 25, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Hannaford's Breach Tests Limits of Security Controls

Supermarket chain Hannaford Bros. is spending millions of dollars to upgrade its security in a bid to close the holes that allowed thieves to steal up to 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers from store networks. The remarkable thing...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 23, 2008; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Badware Threat Changes Apple's Tune on Safari

In response to mounting criticism from security and privacy experts, Apple has changed the way its Software Update program pushes out the Safari Web browser to Windows users. But the changes may not go far enough for many people because...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 23, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches  
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Obama Site Visitors Redirected to Clinton Campaign

On the eve of the presidential primary in Pennsylvania, an online prankster leveraged a security vulnerability on Sen. Barack Obama's campaign Web site to redirect visitors to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign site. According to Symantec, someone embedded computer code...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 22, 2008; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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A Shifting Definition of 'Severity'

Microsoft this week issued a study that examines the malicious software threat to Windows computers ... a report clearly written from the software giant's vantage point. While the report includes some interesting stats about which malware samples were most prevalent...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 22, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches , U.S. Government  
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Java Update Released

Sun Microsystems issued another update to fix security and stability problems with its Java software, but few users are likely to have noticed, as Sun currently isn't doing anything to alert people. Java's updater errantly says my Java 6 Update...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 21, 2008; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  New Patches  
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