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Security Fix: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

Heartland Breach Blamed for Failed Membership Renewals

In February, Bill Oesterle began seeing nearly twice the normal number of transactions being declined for customers who had set up auto-billing on their accounts. The co-founder of Angie's List -- a service that aggregates consumer reviews of local contractors...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 14, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Economy Watch , Fraud  | Tags: angie's list, bill osterle, heartland breach  
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Adobe, Apple and Microsoft Issue Security Updates

This turned out to be one of the busiest Patch Tuesdays in a long while: Adobe, Apple and Microsoft all independently released software security updates today. Adobe patched two vulnerabilities in its PDF Reader and Acrobat software. The update applies...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 12, 2009; 10:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: adobe, apple, microsoft patches  
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Pirated Version of Windows 7 Has Malware Built-in

Security researchers are warning that Internet users who install pirated versions of Microsoft's latest Windows 7 operating system may also be installing malicious software, too. Experts at Atlanta-based security firm Damballa say they first noticed hacked versions of the Windows...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 12, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Fraud , Piracy , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: damballa, installer, piracy, windows 7  
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Oprah, KFC and the Great PC Cleanup?

Last week, Kentucky Fried Chicken stores around the nation struggled to accommodate a surge of roughly 4 million new customers, after Oprah Winfrey told viewers of her show that they could get a free meal at KFC by printing out...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 11, 2009; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  From the Bunker  | Tags: kfc, malware-kickin good, oprah challenge  
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