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Security Fix: March 1, 2009 - March 7, 2009

Why Web Site Security Matters to Us All

For the past several months, some of the sharpest minds in the security community have teamed up to block cyber criminals from wresting control over what may be one of the largest armies of hacked computers ever built. While those...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 6, 2009; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: 2.0, conficker cabal, web security, worm  
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Twitter Security Hole Left Accounts Open to Hijack

Micro-blogging service Twitter.com has fixed a vulnerability that until Wednesday night allowed users to create fake posts on other users' Twitter pages, or sign up fellow users for a deluge of potentially wallet-busting text messages. Twitter is designed to let...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 5, 2009; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: biz stone, hijack, lance james, twitter  
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Fanning the Flames of the Browser Security Wars

A report published this week by software vulnerability watcher Secunia promises to stoke the ever-smoldering embers of the debate over which major Web browser is more secure. In trying to draw conclusions from the data, though, I hope readers will...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 4, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  | Tags: firefox, internet explorer, microsoft, mozilla, secunia  
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From (& To) Russia, With Love

If you ask security experts why more cyber criminals aren't brought to justice, the answer you will probably hear is that U.S. authorities simply aren't getting the cooperation they need from law enforcement officials in Russia and other Eastern European...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 3, 2009; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker  | Tags: banks, mcafee, russia, team cymru  
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"Koobface" Worm Resurfaces on Facebook, MySpace

Security experts are warning users of Facebook, MySpace and other social networking communities to be on guard against a new strain of the "Koobface" worm, which spreads by tricking users into responding to a message apparently sent from one of...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 2, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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