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Security Fix: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

Ex-DHS Cyber Chief Tapped as President of ICANN

Former Department of Homeland Security cyber chief Rod A. Beckstrom has been tapped to be the new president of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the California based non-profit that oversees the Internet's address system. Most recently,...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 26, 2009; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Bunker , U.S. Government  | Tags: icann president, rod beckstrom  
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Critical Security Fix for Adobe Shockwave Player

Adobe Systems Inc. on Tuesday issued a software update to fix a critical security flaw in its Shockwave Player, a commonly installed Web browser plug-in. According to Adobe, a malicious or hacked site could use the security hole to install...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 25, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: adobe shockwave  
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Microsoft Debuts Free Antivirus Software Beta

Microsoft on Tuesday released a beta version of its new free anti-virus offering, Microsoft Security Essentials (a.k.a "Morro"). My review, in short: the program is a fast, easy to use and unobtrusive new addition to the stable of free anti-virus...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  | Tags: microsoft security essentials, morro  
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Accused Spam King Alan Ralsky Pleads Guilty

Alan Ralsky, a 64-year-old Michigan man that federal investigators say was among the world's top spam kingpins, pleaded guilty on Monday to running a multi-million dollar international stock fraud scam powered by junk e-mail. Ralsky (pictured at right, courtesy of...

By Brian Krebs  |  June 23, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , U.S. Government  | Tags: alan ralsky plea  
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