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Security Fix: November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008

Digging Deeper Into the CheckFree Attack

The hijacking of the nation's largest e-bill payment system this week offers a glimpse of an attack that experts say is likely to become more common in 2009. Atlanta based CheckFree acknowledged Wednesday that hackers had, for several hours, redirected...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 6, 2008; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Hackers Hijacked Large E-Bill Payment Site

Hackers on Tuesday hijacked the Web site CheckFree.com, one of the largest online bill payment companies, redirecting an unknown number of visitors to a Web address that tried to install malicious software on visitors' computers, the company said today. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 3, 2008; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Court Rules Against Teacher in MySpace 'Drunken Pirate' Case

A student teacher who was denied a teaching degree just days before graduating has lost a court battle against her would-be alma mater. One of the contributing reasons for her dismissal was because of a photo she posted onto MySpace.com...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 3, 2008; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings  
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Would You Like an Update With Your Java?

Sun Microsystems has released a security update to its Java software. Since cyber criminals have a history of targeting Java vulnerabilities, and because at least 800 million computer users have some version of Java installed, it's probably time for most...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 3, 2008; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Apple: Mac Users Should Get Antivirus Software

In a notable shift, Apple is now recommending that Mac users install anti-virus software to help users secure their systems. In a technical note quietly published to its support site on Nov. 21, Apple issued the following advice: "Apple encourages...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 1, 2008; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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