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Security Fix: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

Pirated iWork Software Infects Macs With Trojan Horse

A company that makes security software for Mac computers is warning that copies of Apple's iWork productivity software that are available for download from peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks may be infected with a Trojan horse program. The malicious software appears...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 22, 2009; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Piracy , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Obama Administration Outlines Cyber Security Strategy

President Barack Obama's administration has sketched out a broad new strategy to protect the nation's most vital information networks from cyber attack and to boost investment and research on cyber security. The key points of the plan closely mirror recommendations...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 22, 2009; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud , U.S. Government  
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Apple's First 2009 Patch Batch Fixes 7 QuickTime Flaws

Apple today released a security update for its QuickTime media player. The new version, QuickTime 7.6, is available for both Mac and Windows systems. This release fixes at least seven security vulnerabilities. All seven are serious enough that Apple says...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 21, 2009; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Payment Processor Breach May Be Largest Ever

A data breach last year at Princeton, N.J., payment processor Heartland Payment Systems may have compromised tens of millions of credit and debit card transactions, the company said today. If accurate, such figures may make the Heartland incident one of...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 20, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Move Over, Client #9

A popular Web site that helps connect young women with so-called "Sugar Daddies" has fixed a major security hole that - apparently since its inception two years ago -- allowed anyone with a Web browser to view the private negotiations...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 19, 2009; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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