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Security Fix: January 25, 2009 - January 31, 2009

Google: This Internet May Harm Your Computer

A glitch in a computer security program embedded deeply into Google's search engine briefly prevented users of the popular search engine from visiting any Web sites turned up in search results this morning. Instead, Google users were redirected to page...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 31, 2009; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings  
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Troubled Ukrainian Host Sidelined

A Ukrainian Web hosting provider that, according to published reports, has long served as home base to a prolific and invasive family of malicious software has been taken offline following abuse reports from Security Fix to the company's Internet provider....

By Brian Krebs  |  January 30, 2009; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Blogfight: IE Vs. Firefox Security

I'm writing this to set the record straight on some statements made earlier this month by Jeff Jones, a security strategy director at Microsoft. In analysis published on his Technet Security Blog and at cio.com, Jeff picked apart research I...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 29, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Security Fix Pop Quiz, Reality-Show Style

It's been a while since we published our last Security Fix Pop Quiz, a periodic exercise to see whether you've updated your computer with the proper security updates. Usually when we do these quizzes I focus on the latest updates...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 28, 2009; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Monster.com Breach May Preface Targeted Attacks

Job search giant Monster.com quietly disclosed this week that its user database was illegally accessed, resulting in the theft of an unspecified number of Monster user IDs and passwords, names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. The company said it opted...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 27, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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When Cyber Criminals Eat Their Own

Some of the most prolific and recognizable malware disbursed by Russian and East European cyber crime groups purposefully avoids infecting computers if the program detects the potential victim is a native resident. But evidence from the Conficker worm -- which...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 26, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker  | Tags: zeus  
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