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Security Fix: January 11, 2009 - January 17, 2009

Tricky Windows Worm Wallops Millions

A sneaky computer worm that uses a virtual Swiss army knife of attack techniques has infected millions of Microsoft Windows PCs, and appears to be spreading at a fairly rapid pace, security experts warn. Also, while infected PCs could be...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 16, 2009; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Microsoft Plugs Three Windows Security Holes

Microsoft today issued a critical software update to plug at least three security holes in its Windows operating systems. The patch, which applies to all supported versions of Windows, is available from the Microsoft Update Web site, or via Automatic...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 13, 2009; 4:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Meet the New Bots: Will We Get Fooled Again?

The close of 2008 sounded the death knell for some of the most notorious spam networks on the planet. But already several new breeds of spam botnets -- massive groups of hacked PCs used for spamming -- have risen from...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 13, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Tiny Charges Often Precede Big Trouble

Security experts advise consumers to keep a close eye on their bank and credit card statements, and for good reason: Small, unauthorized charges often are the first sign that thieves have made off with your account number and are getting...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 12, 2009; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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