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Security Fix: June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008

Data Loss: The Ultimate Cluestick

One of the most clueful and well-informed reports on how hackers are stealing company data these days was published this week by Verizon, which examined more than 500 data breaches that they investigated over the past few years. In a...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 13, 2008; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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Opera 9.5 Offers Anti-Malware Protection

Opera Software today shipped a new version of its Web browser that the company says will help protect users from Web sites that try to install malicious software. The new version, Opera 9.5, is available here. Opera is the latest...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 12, 2008; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Malware Silently Alters Wireless Router Settings

A new Trojan horse masquerading as a video "codec" required to view content on certain Web sites tries to change key settings on the victim's Internet router so that all of the victim's Web traffic is routed through servers controlled...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 11, 2008; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Microsoft, Apple Issue Security Updates

Microsoft today issued software updates to fix at least 10 security vulnerabilities in various versions of Windows. Among the most dangerous of those is a flaw in the Bluetooth wireless communications feature included with many Windows systems that could open...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 10, 2008; 9:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Redefining Anti-Virus Software

Microsoft Windows users have long been advised to shield their PCs from attacks by using anti-virus software, which principally relies on technology designed to quarantine or delete files that possess certain characteristics of known hostile programs. But as the anti-virus...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 10, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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Ransomware Encrypts Victim Files With 1,024-Bit Key

Now more than ever, it's important that Windows users ensure their machines are safe from hackers. A dangerous new strain of malicious software that holds the victim's computers files for ransom has been unleashed, and Kaspersky Lab is warning that...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 9, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Revisiting the Safari Vulnerability on Windows

A little over a week ago, I wrote about a security advisory from Microsoft warning that Apple's Safari Web browser for Windows introduces new vulnerabilities. Specifically, Microsoft said it allows automatic downloading of files to the Windows desktop, files that...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 8, 2008; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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