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Security Fix: April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009

World's First Mac Botnet? Not Quite.

This morning, as I scrolled down the list of security Web sites I normally check via my RSS reader, I noticed several items referencing news about the "world's first Mac botnet." As I read on, it became clear this was...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 17, 2009; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  From the Bunker  | Tags: mac botnet  
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Creating a Public Nuisance with Insecure Web Sites

Thousands of Web sites that were cited last year for harboring security flaws that could be used to attack others online remain a hazard and an eyesore along the information superhighway. At issue are sites that harbor so-called cross-site scripting...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 16, 2009; 6:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: cross-site scripting, rsa conference 2009, symantec, xssed.com  
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Hackers Test Limits of Credit Card Security Standards

The number, scale and sophistication of data breaches fueled by hackers last year is rekindling the debate over the efficacy of the credit card industry's security standards for safeguarding customer data. All merchants that handle credit and debit card data...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 16, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings  | Tags: data breaches, pci, trustwave, verizon  
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Glut of Stolen Banking Data Trims Profits for Thieves

A massive glut in the number of credit and debit cards stolen in data breaches at financial institutions last year has flooded criminal underground markets that trade in this material, driving prices for the illicit goods to the lowest levels...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 15, 2009; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , U.S. Government  | Tags: data breaches, data theft, hackers 2008, symantec, team cymru, verizon  
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Microsoft Fixes 23 Software Security Flaws

Microsoft on Tuesday issued eight security updates to plug at least 23 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software. The patches are available through Windows Update or via Automatic Updates. One patch fixes six flaws in Internet...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 15, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: carpetbombing, microsoft patch tuesday, token kidnapping  
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Report: China, Russia Top Sources of Power Grid Probes

Last week, blogs and the mainstream press alike were abuzz with reports that Chinese and Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. power grid and left behind secret back doors. The original story, a piece in the Wall Street Journal, was...

By Brian Krebs  |  April 14, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  From the Bunker , U.S. Government  | Tags: attribution challenge, china, power grab, russia, scada, scanning  
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