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Security Fix: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

Conficker's April Fools Fizzled, But Threat Remains

Security experts selling weapons to ward off the dreaded Conficker warned anyone who would listen that April 1 could be a day of destruction, as millions of infected machines started phoning home for malicious software updates. Of course, not only...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 3, 2009; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings  | Tags: conficker worm, dud, hype, lawrence baldwin  
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FBI: Internet Fraud Rates Rose 33% Last Year

Internet fraud complaints to the FBI by consumers increased more than 33 percent in 2008 over the previous year, according to figures released this week. Some 275,284 complaints were filed last year with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 2, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud , Safety Tips , U.S. Government  | Tags: 419, fbi, fraud, ic3, online auction  
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Google: Spam Levels Back to Pre-McColo Levels

Spam levels have finally bounced back to levels seen prior to the shutdown of notorious Web hosting provider McColo in November of last year, at least from the vantage point of Postini, Google's e-mail security provider. Postini said its measure...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 1, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , Safety Tips  
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Conficker Worm Strike Reports Start Rolling In

Editor's Note: The following was written in the spirit of April Fool's Day. Brian is following the story and if there are real reports of outbreak, he'll report them in a separate post. Reports are trickling in about the impact...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 1, 2009; 7:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  | Tags: april fools, conficker, haha  
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Asia, Europe, S. America Biggest Conficker Targets

It's still not clear what, if anything, millions of Microsoft Windows systems infected with the much-hyped Conficker worm will do in the next 12 hours, when the systems are expected to seek out new instructions from the worm's author(s). If...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 31, 2009; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Flaw in Conficker Worm May Aid Cleanup Effort

Experts have discovered a security hole in the computer code that powers the Conficker worm, an aggressive contagion that has spread to more than 12 million Microsoft Windows systems worldwide. The security community is treading lightly with this news, because...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 30, 2009; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud , Safety Tips  | Tags: cabal, conficker worm, honeynet project, kaminsky  
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Happy 4th Birthday, Security Fix

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the launch of Security Fix. A heartfelt "thank you" to all of our faithful readers who make this blog come alive with their thoughtful comments and participation. I tried to explain how important this...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 30, 2009; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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