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Security Fix: May 11, 2008 - May 17, 2008

Gov't Secrecy and the Mysterious Cyber Initiative

The secrecy surrounding the Bush administration's updated National Cyber Security Initiative -- designed to improve the government's digital defenses and put forth an offensive information warfare doctrine -- is endangering the deterrent value of the project and appears to be...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 15, 2008; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Debian and Ubuntu Users: Fix Your Keys

Online merchants who have used a Debian-based operating system to generate secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates for encrypting customer communications should check to make sure the private key needed to decrypt those transactions isn't already posted on the Web for...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 15, 2008; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Three Charged With Hacking Dave & Buster's Chain

Three men have been indicted for hacking into a number of cash registers at Dave & Buster's restaurant locations nationwide to steal data from thousands of credit and debit cards, data that was later sold or used to cause more...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 14, 2008; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Microsoft Patches Six Security Holes

Microsoft today issued four updates to fix at least six security flaws in its Windows operating system and Office software. The bundle includes a patch for a critical flaw that hackers already are exploiting to break into vulnerable Windows systems....

By Brian Krebs  |  May 13, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Online Sellers: Beware of Fake Check Scams

If you sell enough stuff online at sites like Craigslist and eBay, eventually you will receive an offer for your wares that far exceeds your asking price. Such offers are often the first stage of a scam in which the...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 13, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , U.S. Government  
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