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Security Fix: May 25, 2008 - May 31, 2008

Microsoft: Safari Flaw a Danger to Windows Users

Microsoft warned on Friday that Apple's Safari Web browser for Windows exposes PCs to a security hole that permits potentially malicious files to be downloaded to a user's machine and run without prompting the user. Microsoft's advisory comes two weeks...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 31, 2008; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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New Trillian IM Software Fixes Three Security Holes

Trillian, a popular all-in-one instant messaging suite that handles AOL IM, Yahoo, MSN and even Internet relay chat (IRC) communications, has issued an update that corrects at least three very serious security flaws in the program. The vulnerabilities, found in...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 30, 2008; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Apple Patches 40 Security Holes

Apple on Wednesday released an update to fix at least 40 different security holes in computers powered by its Mac OS X operating system and other software, including a just-in-time update to fix a dangerous vulnerability in the Adobe Flash...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 29, 2008; 6:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Symantec Pledges Less Bloat, More Speed

Every other week, when I host a Security Fix Live chat with our readers, I almost always hear gripes from Symantec users complaining about how various Norton software titles are causing their PCs to operate sluggishly. Well, the folks at...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 28, 2008; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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Exploit In-the-Wild: Patch Your Flash Player Now

If you have not yet applied the patch that Adobe released last month to plug security holes in its Flash Player, do not procrastinate further: Security experts warn that a growing number of Web sites are using Flash vulnerabilities to...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 28, 2008; 7:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Security Fixes in Foxit Update

People who use the free Foxit Reader software as an alternative to Adobe for viewing portable document format (PDF) files should take note: Foxit has shipped a new version that plugs a serious security hole in the program. The newest...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 27, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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