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Security Fix: February 8, 2009 - February 14, 2009

As Tax Season Continues, Beware of Scams

As sure as the taxman cometh each year, so do the scam artists. The Internal Revenue Service is warning U.S. taxpayers to be prepared for a steady increase in scams and virus attacks via e-mail, telephone and the Web as...

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  February 14, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Safety Tips  
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Microsoft Offers $250,000 Reward for Conficker Worm Author(s)

Microsoft Corp. today said it is offering a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for launching the "Conficker" computer worm, a threat that has infected millions of Microsoft Windows PCs over the...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 12, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Critical IE, Exchange Flaws in Microsoft's Patch Tuesday

Microsoft Corp. today released four patch bundles to fix at least eight security vulnerabilities in PCs powered by its Windows operating system and other software. The fixes are available through Microsoft Update or via Automatic Updates. Half of the flaws...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 10, 2009; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Covering Your Tracks in Firefox

Firefox users looking for a little more control over the privacy of their Web browsing habits should check out a handy add-on called "RefControl," a Firefox extension that lets you decide which sites should be allowed to see your most...

By Brian Krebs  |  February 9, 2009; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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