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Security Fix: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Data-Stealing Trojan Exploiting Just-Patched Windows Flaw

Microsoft Windows users who have not yet applied the security update that Redmond released yesterday should take a minute to do that now: Security experts are warning that at least one Trojan horse program with apparent spreading capabilities is in...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 24, 2008; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Microsoft to Issue Emergency Security Update Today

Microsoft said late Wednesday that it plans to break out of its monthly patch cycle to issue a security update today for a critical vulnerability in all supported versions of Windows. Redmond rarely releases security patches outside of Patch Tuesday,...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 23, 2008; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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A Primer on Web Browser Privacy Tools

The biggest contenders in the Web browser wars have been tripping over themselves to offer new privacy protections for users, and that's largely a good thing. But making sense of these features is a bit like trying to compare mobile...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 22, 2008; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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FBI, FTC Take Down Scammers & Spammers

I was traveling to speak at a couple of conferences most of the past week, so I missed out on covering some of the bigger cyber-security justice developments to come in a long while: The FBI announced it has busted...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 22, 2008; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Adobe Flash Patch Addresses 'ClickJacking' Flaw

Adobe last week issued a critical update for its Flash multimedia player, including a fix for a dangerous class of vulnerabilities that gives an attacker the ability to trick a user into clicking on something only barely or momentarily noticeable....

By Brian Krebs  |  October 20, 2008; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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