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Security Fix: May 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008

ING Introduces Tool for Safe E-Banking on Infected PCs

ING Direct, the nation's largest online-only bank, said this week that it was giving away a software tool that would allow customers to bank online safely at ING, even if the user's PC was already infected with data-stealing malicious software....

By Brian Krebs  |  May 23, 2008; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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New Tax Plan Could Jeopardize Small Business Owners' Privacy

The Bush administration is proposing a new tax collection program that would force credit card companies to report merchants' income to the Internal Revenue Service. The plan has come under fire from privacy groups, who say it will create another...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 22, 2008; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Govt' Earns 'C' on Computer Security Report Card

The federal government earned an overall grade of "C" for securing its computer systems and networks from cyber attack last year, a slight improvement from the "C-minus" mark the government was given in 2006. The report cards were issued today...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 20, 2008; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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Most Spam Sites Tied to a Handful of Registrars

New research suggests that more than three quarters of all Web sites advertised through spam are clustered at just 10 domain name registrars. The data comes from millions of junk messages collected over the past year by Knujon ("no junk"...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 19, 2008; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , U.S. Government  
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