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Security Fix: May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009

FTC Sues, Shuts Down N. Calif. Web Hosting Firm

In an unprecedented move, the Federal Trade Commission has taken legal steps to shut down a Web hosting provider in Northern California that the agency says was directly involved in managing massive global spam operations. Sometime on Tuesday, more than...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 4, 2009; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , U.S. Government  | Tags: 3fn, pricewert  
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Microsoft's Fix for the Firefox Add-on Snafu

Last week, I received a tremendous reader response to a post I wrote about a security update from Microsoft that silently installed a "Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant" add-on for Firefox that was difficult and risky for users to uninstall. Given...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 3, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  From the Bunker , New Patches  | Tags: microsoft patch firefox add-on  
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Security Updates for iTunes, QuickTime

Apple has issued updates to fix security issues in its QuickTime media player and iTunes software. Updates are available for both Mac and Windows versions of both programs. The QuickTime patch brings the program to version 7.6.2, and plugs at...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 2, 2009; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  New Patches  | Tags: itunes, quicktime  
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Beladen Loads Hacked Web Sites With Badness

At least 40,000 Web sites recently were hacked and retrofitted with instructions that silently attempt to infest visitor PCs with malicious software, security experts warn. Internet security firm Websense has dubbed this series of attacks "Beladen," because the infected sites...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 2, 2009; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: beladen, gumblar, websense  
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Microsoft Warns of Attacks on Unpatched Windows Flaw

Microsoft is warning that hackers are using booby-trapped QuickTime media files to exploit a newly discovered security hole in Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 systems. Microsoft said it is aware of "limited attacks" against an unpatched vulnerability...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 1, 2009; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: microsoft 0day  
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