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Security Fix: June 14, 2009 - June 20, 2009

Web Fraud 2.0: Franchising Cyber Crime

For the most part, cyber gangs that create malicious software and spread spam operate as shadowy, exclusive organizations that toil in secrecy, usually in Eastern Europe. But with just a few clicks, anyone can jump into business with even the...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 19, 2009; 3:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: crime franchise, iframecash, iframedollars, installscash  
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Malicious Attacks Most Blamed in '09 Data Breaches

Rogue employees and hackers were the most commonly cited sources of data breaches reported during the first half of 2009, according to figures released this week by the Identity Theft Resource Center, a San Diego based nonprofit. The ID Theft...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 19, 2009; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , New Patches  | Tags: data breach 2009, id theft resource center  
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iPhone 3.0 Includes 46 Security Updates

Apple on Wednesday released the much anticipated 3.0 update for the iPhone, bundling at least 46 security fixes into a new version of the iPhone operating system that includes essential functionality such as cut-and-paste and Spotlight search. Included in the...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 18, 2009; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  New Patches  | Tags: iphone 3.0, spotlight  
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An Odyssey of Fraud

Andy Kordopatis is the proprietor of Odyssey Bar, a modest watering hole in Pocatello, Idaho, a few blocks away from Idaho State University. Most of his customers pay for their drinks with cash, but about three times a day he...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 17, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Fraud , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: pre-authorization scam  
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Top Security Minds Urge Google to Encrypt All Services

A who's-who of more than three dozen high-tech and security experts from industry and academia is urging Google to beef up the privacy and security settings of its Gmail, Google Docs and Calendar online services. At issue is whether Google...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 16, 2009; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  | Tags: encryption, google, https  
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Apple Patches Java Flaws, At Last

Apple on Monday shipped updates to plug more than two dozen security holes in its version of Java, including a particularly dangerous flaw that Java maker Sun patched back in early December. Last month, Security Fix and others took Apple...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 16, 2009; 6:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: apple patch, java  
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