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Security Fix: May 3, 2009 - May 9, 2009

ZeusTracker and the Nuclear Option

One of the scarier realities about malicious software is that these programs leave ultimate control over victim machines in the hands of the attacker, who could simply decide to order all of the infected machines to self-destruct. Most security experts...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 7, 2009; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: crimeware, nuclear option, zeus, zeustracker  
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Windows 7 Security Fail: File Extensions Still Hidden

The release candidate for Windows 7 is now available for download, and techies everywhere are busy kicking the tires on the new operating system. But as the folks over at Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure observe, Microsoft persists in misleading users...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 6, 2009; 12:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  | Tags: deja vu, f-secure, file types, windows 7  
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Safari, Opera Users Lag Behind in Security Updates

Users of the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers are far more likely to be cruising the Web with the latest, most secure versions of the browsers than users of either Opera or Safari, a study released today found....

By Brian Krebs  |  May 5, 2009; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: apple safari, google chrome, mozilla firefox, opera  
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Hackers Break Into Virginia Health Professions Database, Demand Ransom

Hackers last week broke into a Virginia state Web site used by pharmacists to track prescription drug abuse. They deleted records on more than 8 million patients and replaced the site's homepage with a ransom note demanding $10 million for...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 4, 2009; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: defacement, extortion, hack, state of virginia  
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