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Security Fix: May 4, 2008 - May 10, 2008

Adobe Plugs 8 Security Holes in Reader

This post was updated at 12:20 p.m. to clarify what's new in this Adobe patch. See the update below the original post. Adobe has issued an update to plug at least eight security holes in its PDF Reader software....

By Brian Krebs  |  May 9, 2008; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Mozilla Distributes Virus-Infected Language Pack

Anyone who downloaded the Vietnamese language pack for Firefox 2 needs to run an anti-spyware and anti-virus scan, then disable the pack for now. Mozilla warned yesterday that all versions of that language pack downloaded from its servers since Feb....

By Brian Krebs  |  May 8, 2008; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Robotraff: A Hacker's Go-To For Clicks

Anyone who doubts that Internet click fraud has become a big money maker should take a look at a Russian Web site called Robotraff.com, which bills itself as "the first stock exchange of Web traffic." Set up a free account...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 7, 2008; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: zeus  
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Microsoft Releases Windows XP Service Pack 3

Microsoft today finally released Service Pack 3 for Windows XP users. The update should now be offered via both Windows Update or Automatic Updates. The company was expected to release it last week, but pulled the plug at the last...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 6, 2008; 8:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Tech Groups Back Kaspersky in Fight Against Zango

A broad coalition of technology groups today told a federal appeals court to toss out a lawsuit that adware maker Zango is continuing to pursue against computer security vendor Kaspersky Lab, arguing that to do otherwise would harm consumers and...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 5, 2008; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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