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Security Fix: August 3, 2008 - August 9, 2008

Wireless Awareness: Don't Be A Sheep

LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- iPhones and other mobile devices with wireless access were among the top contributors to this year's "Wall of Sheep," a public shaming exercise debuting at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas this week that...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  August 8, 2008; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Researchers Warn of Social Networking Scams

LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- Social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn are fast emerging as some of the most fertile grounds for malicious software, identity thieves and online mischief-makers. And while some of the talks given here at the...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  August 7, 2008; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Online Crime Gang Stole Millions

LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- To gain a grasp of just how badly organized cyber-crime groups are fleecing American banks and consumers, it may be instructive to look at the details released this week about the operations of a single online...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  August 7, 2008; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Kaminsky Details DNS Flaw at Black Hat Talk

LAS VEGAS, NEV. -- Roughly 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies have patched their networks to fix a security flaw that lets cyber criminals redirect visitors to counterfeit or malicious Web sites, but Internet users still remain at grave risk...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  August 7, 2008; 12:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Microsoft to Open Kimono on Security Patches

In a bid to help the security industry stay a step ahead of cyber crooks, Microsoft will release additional details behind the vulnerabilities it patches each month to anti-virus companies and other large vendors of Windows security software. While Microsoft...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 5, 2008; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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