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

Hacking iTunes Gift Cards, and an iTunes Update

Recently, several media outlets have been running a fascinating story about hackers making oodles of money selling iTunes gift cards activation codes at online auctions, supposedly after cracking the secret algorithm Apple uses to generate voucher codes for iTunes gift...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 12, 2009; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  | Tags: credit card fraud, ebay, gift card, itunes, joe stewart  
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Microsoft Plugs Eight Windows Security Holes

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday pushed out a set of three updates to fix at least eight security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software. The patches are available through Windows Update or via Automatic Updates. Easily the most...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 11, 2009; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: excel, microsoft update, patches, wmf  
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Sprint: Employee Stole Customer Data

Sprint is warning several thousand customers that a former employee sold or otherwise provided their account data without permission. In letters sent via snail mail to some customers, Sprint urged recipients to contact customers service and change their existing personal...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 11, 2009; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fraud  | Tags: employee data theft, mogul, sprint  
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Adobe, Foxit, Ship PDF Reader Security Updates

Adobe Systems today released an update to plug a dangerous security hole that hackers first began exploiting in January. The update, available here, is for Adobe Reader and Acrobat programs on both Windows and Mac systems. Adobe said it expects...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 10, 2009; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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Users Complain of Mysterious 'PIFTS' Warning

Computer support forums are lighting up with queries from users wondering what to do about an alert on whether to trust a file called "PIFTS.exe". Meanwhile, someone at Symantec's support forum seems to be deleting posts from users inquiring about...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 10, 2009; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: 4chan, PIFTS.exe, conspiracy theory, norton, symantec  
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