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Security Fix: September 7, 2008 - September 13, 2008

iPhone Update Plugs Eight Security Holes

Apple on Friday issued an update for the iPhone that includes a bundle of at least eight security fixes. The update is only available through iTunes, and will not appear in your computer's Software Update application, or in the Apple...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 13, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Virginia Anti-Spam Law Overturned, Spammer Walks

The Virginia Supreme Court today struck down a state anti-spam law, saying the statute violated the First Amendment right to free and anonymous speech. The decision also tossed out the conviction of a North Carolina man once described as one...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 12, 2008; 9:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Cyber Justice  
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Web Fraud 2.0: Fake YouTube Page Maker Helps Spread Malware

A new Web Fraud 2.0 tool makes it a cakewalk for criminals to create fake YouTube pages in a bid to trick people into installing malicious software. The YTFakeCreator tool, pictured at right, is a point-and-click program that automates the...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 12, 2008; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Fake Antispyware Purveyor Doubles as Domain Registrar

A cyber gang known for aggressively spreading fake anti-spyware programs through hijacked and malicious Web sites has become an authorized reseller of domain names. Security Fix has learned that this gang is using its access as a registrar to ease...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 11, 2008; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Security Updates for iPod Touch, iTunes and QuickTime

Apple on Tuesday released software updates to fix at least 20 security holes in its various products, from the iPod Touch to OS X and Windows versions of iTunes and QuickTime. The iPod Touch update fixes seven flaws, and is...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 10, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Microsoft Patches Eight Security Holes

Microsoft today released four security updates to plug at least eight security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software. The updates all earned Microsoft's most dire "critical" rating, meaning attackers can exploit the vulnerabilities to break into Windows...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 9, 2008; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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EstDomains: A Sordid History and a Storied CEO

In this second part to an ongoing investigation into the notorious Web site host and domain name registrar EstDomains Inc., Security Fix examines the company's history, the legacy of its current chief executive, and its future prospects. The "Est" in...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 8, 2008; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Web Fraud 2.0  
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A Superlative Scam and Spam Site Registrar

Over the past week, a number of the Internet's largest data carriers have ceased providing online connectivity to Atrivo (a.k.a. "Intercage"), an ISP that security experts say is home to a huge number of scammers and spammers. This week, I'm...

By Brian Krebs  |  September 8, 2008; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Web Fraud 2.0  
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