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Security Fix: June 15, 2008 - June 21, 2008

Serious Security Vulnerabilty In Apple OS X Leopard

An unpatched security hole in Apple's OS X operating system could be used by attackers to change key system settings or to take control of vulnerable computers, security researchers warn. In a posting to news-for-nerds site Slashdot.org on Wednesday, an...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 20, 2008; 1:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Apple Issues Fix for Safari On Windows Security Flaw

Apple today pushed out a new version of its Safari browser for Microsoft Windows users. The latest iteration plugs at least four security holes, including one that allowed automatic downloading of files to the Windows desktop. In some cases, these...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 19, 2008; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Citibank to Replace ATMs Following Crime Spree

One of my sources, the other day, tipped me off that Citibank was in the process of replacing most of its automated teller machines (ATMs), but the source couldn't definitively say why. Citibank told ATM & Debit News that it...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 19, 2008; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud , U.S. Government  
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Cyber Justice Chronicles

A 21-year-old Panama City, Fla., man was sentenced this month to 41 months in prison for crashing the network of a major U.S. corporation by creating a moneymaking army of hacked Microsoft Windows machines. Robert Matthew Bentley, a.k.a. "lsdigital," was...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 19, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cyber Justice  
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Firefox 3 Released - Sort Of

Mozilla officially issued the third major release of its Firefox Web browser today. Firefox 3 includes tens of thousands of bugfixes, some performance enhancements, and a few new security features. But if you've been eagerly waiting for the final release,...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 17, 2008; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Anonymous Domain Sales: A Spammer's Delight

Spammers routinely register their sites under false names, or hijack someone else's identity to do so. But new research shows they're also paying for premium services when registering domain names to ensure a deeper level of anonymity. Data collected by...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 17, 2008; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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