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Security Fix: May 24, 2009 - May 30, 2009

Obama: Cyber Security is a National Security Priority

President Barack Obama today pledged to make securing the nation's most vital computer networks a top economic and national security priority, broadly detailing the results of 60-day cyber security review that calls for a range of responses to help improve...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 29, 2009; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  U.S. Government  | Tags: cyber czar, net neutrality, obama, privacy  
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Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension

A routine security update for a Microsoft Windows component installed on tens of millions of computers has quietly installed an extra add-on for an untold number of users surfing the Web with Mozilla's Firefox Web browser. Earlier this year, Microsoft...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 29, 2009; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches  | Tags: .NET Framework, firefox add-on  
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The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC

Computer users often dismiss Internet security best practices because they find them inconvenient, or because they think the rules don't apply to them. Many cling to the misguided belief that because they don't bank or shop online, that bad guys...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 26, 2009; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings  | Tags: hacked pc chart, scrap value of your pc  
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