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Security Fix: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Taming Internet Explorer Browser Plug-Ins

Security Fix has often lamented the lack of decent point-and-click software tools to help Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser users kill insecure "ActiveX controls," plug-ins for IE that have traditionally been among the biggest avenues of attack from spyware and...

By Brian Krebs  | June 27, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  From the Bunker, Latest Warnings, Safety Tips  
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Free Tools to Secure Your Web Site

Over the past six months, millions of Web pages have been hacked and seeded with malicious software, and in a great many cases the sites were hacked because their curators failed to put in place even basic database security measures....

By Brian Krebs  | June 26, 2008; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Security Update for Adobe Reader, Acrobat

Adobe has issued a security update for its Adobe Acrobat and free Adobe Reader applications. The patch plugs a critical flaw that Adobe said attackers could leverage to take control of a vulnerable system. The latest update, available here for...

By Brian Krebs  | June 25, 2008; 9:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Patches  
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Report: China Home to Half of All Malicious Web Sites

More than half of the Web sites foisting malicious software on visitors are located at networks in China, according to data released today. Stopbadware.org, a joint project between researchers at Harvard, Oxford and Google, found that 52 percent of the...

By Brian Krebs  | June 24, 2008; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fraud, From the Bunker, Latest Warnings, Safety Tips  
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New Trojan Leverages Unpatched Mac Flaw

A tool for exploiting an unpatched security hole in Mac OS X systems has been developed and until earlier today was being distributed through an online forum that caters to Mac hackers, Security Fix has learned. The exploit tool, labeled...

By Brian Krebs  | June 23, 2008; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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