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Security Fix: June 29, 2008 - July 5, 2008

Lithuania Weathers Cyber Attack, Braces for Round 2

Hundreds of Lithuanian government and corporate Web sites were hacked and plastered with Soviet-era symbols and other digital graffiti this week in what appears to be a coordinated cyber attack launched by Russian hacker groups. A New York Times story...

By Brian Krebs  | July 3, 2008; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Apple iPhone Four Months Behind OS X in Patches

Apple's iPhone runs a miniature version of OS X, the operating system that powers Mac computers. So it's fitting that Apple designed the iPhone to check for security updates whenever users fire up iTunes with their iPhone attached. But it...

By Brian Krebs  | July 2, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  From the Bunker, Latest Warnings, New Patches, Safety Tips  
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Breach Exposes Info on Pre-'06 Google Hires

A data breach at a California company that administers benefit plans to businesses across the country involved personal information on all Google employees hired prior to Dec. 31, 2005, the search engine giant said. Google's disclosure came in a letter...

By Brian Krebs  | July 2, 2008; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Apple Pushes Peck of Patches

Apple on Monday issued software updates to plug more than two dozen security holes in its OS X operating systems and various software applications. The company also issued a patch to fix a security vulnerability in Safari for the Mac...

By Brian Krebs  | July 1, 2008; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Amazon: Hey Spammers, Get Off My Cloud!

I am accustomed to receiving e-mail from Amazon.com, as I am a fiercely loyal customer who shops there quite frequently. But it took me by surprise this weekend to discover that mounds of porn spam and junk e-mail laced with...

By Brian Krebs  | July 1, 2008; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Fraud, From the Bunker, Web Fraud 2.0  
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Forty Percent of Web Users Surf With Unsafe Browsers

A comprehensive new study of online surfing habits released today found that only 60 percent of the planet's Internet users surf the Web with the latest, most-secure versions of their preferred Web browsers. The study, conducted by researchers from Google,...

By Brian Krebs  | July 1, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  From the Bunker, Latest Warnings, Safety Tips  
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Data Breach Reports Up 69 Percent in 2008

Businesses, governments and universities reported a record number of data breaches in the first half of this year, a 69 percent increase over the same period in 2007 driven by a spike in data thefts attributed to employees and contractors,...

By Brian Krebs  | June 30, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Fraud, From the Bunker  
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