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Security Fix: July 20, 2008 - July 26, 2008

Man Gets 4 Years for ID Theft, Software Piracy

A 23-year-old Oregon man was sentenced this week to four years in federal prison for using computer viruses to steal financial data from dozens of consumers. Investigators say the man used the information to set up multiple eBay and PayPal...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 25, 2008; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Cyber Justice  
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Fortify Your Internet Security Settings Now

The Web became a substantially more dangerous place this week, thanks largely to the publication of instructions that show cyber criminals how to exploit a pervasive, critical flaw in the Internet infrastructure. While Internet service providers and corporations can mitigate...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 25, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Before You Go on That Vacation....

I thought I was paranoid about protecting my home from disasters and thieves before leaving on vacation. But it's nice to know there are some people out there who may be significantly more schizophrenic on this topic. A colleague sent...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 24, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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One Spammer Jailed, Another Walks

Spam king Robert Soloway was sentenced this week to 47 months in prison for sending more than 90 million junk e-mail messages over a three month period. Meanwhile, federal authorities are searching for a spammer who walked away from a...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 24, 2008; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cyber Justice  
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Firefox 3 Follows IE7's Security Settings

Firefox 3 users, who also have jacked up the security settings on Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 to their most paranoid level, may find it trickier to download files with Firefox due to key changes recently made by Mozilla. In a...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 21, 2008; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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