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Security Fix: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

FBI Warns of Hit Man Scam Resurgence

The FBI is warning people not to be disturbed by an e-mail scam that threatens your life and orders you to pay up to avoid being the target of a hired hit man. The FBI said its Internet Crime Complaint...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 29, 2008; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , U.S. Government  
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Report Slams U.S. Host as Major Source of Badware

Last week, I examined a series of Web services that make profiting from cyber crime a point-and-click exercise that even the most novice hackers can master. Today, I'd like to highlight the activities of Atrivo, a Concord, Calif., based network...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 28, 2008; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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White House Imposes New Security Mandate for Federal Agencies

The Bush administration has ordered all federal agencies to adopt new measures to shore up the security of government Web sites, setting a January 2009 deadline for implementing the changes across all dot-gov domains. Agencies will be required to roll...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 27, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  New Patches , U.S. Government  
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Web Fraud 2.0: Thwarting Anti-Spam Defenses

Spammers have made great strides this past year in defeating CAPTCHAs, the distorted text used as a security test to ensure a person and not a machine is behind a computer screen. But automated programs that spammers use to thwart...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 25, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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