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Security Fix: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

Stepped Up Cyber Role for Spy Agencies

Read Brian Krebs's latest story on washingtonpost.com: "White House Plans Proactive Cyber-Security Role for Spy Agencies." America's spy agencies for the first time would be tasked with gathering intelligence on threats to the nation's computer networks under a policy set...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  May 2, 2008; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  U.S. Government  
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Cyber Justice Chronicles

Security Fix is launching a new feature today called Cyber Justice Chronicles, which will periodically provide short snippets of news about individuals who have been arrested or convicted of computer crime offenses. Law enforcement takes its share of lumps for...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 1, 2008; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , U.S. Government  
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More Trouble With Ads on ISPs' Error Pages

Last week, Security Fix examined new research suggesting that some major Internet service providers are exposing their customers to security flaws when they redirect wayward Web surfers to ad-filled pages. I'm revisiting this controversial practice because another major provider of...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 30, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Microsoft Delays Windows XP Service Pack 3

Microsoft is delaying the release of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP users due to a "compatibility issue" with the bundle of updates and a supply-chain solution the company markets to small- and medium-sized businesses. The software giant had previously...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 29, 2008; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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A Case of Network Identity Theft?

Digital real estate leased to one of the Internet's oldest landholders appears to have been quietly seized by e-mail marketers closely associated with an individual once tagged by anti-spam groups as one of the world's most notorious spammers. What's remarkable...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 28, 2008; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Do You Foxit? Then Patch It!

The makers of Foxit Reader -- a free alternative application to Adobe's software for viewing portable document format (PDF) files -- has issued an update that plugs several security holes. Hats off to Foxit Software, which turned around a patched...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 28, 2008; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  New Patches  
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