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Security Fix: July 12, 2009 - July 18, 2009

Firefox Update Plugs Critical Security Hole

Mozilla has pushed out an update to Firefox 3.5 to plug a critical security hole that Security Fix warned about this week. According to the SANS Internet Storm Center, there have been reports of public exploits for this flaw being...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 17, 2009; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: 0day, firefox 3.5, tracemonkey  
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PC Infections Often Spread to Web Sites

Most people are familiar with the notion that a computer virus can be passed from PC to PC, but many folks would probably be surprised to learn that a sick PC can often pass its infection on to Web sites,...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 16, 2009; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: pc infections, web sites  
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Spammers, Virus Writers Abusing URL Shortening Services

Purveyors of spam and malicious software are taking full advantage of URL-shortening services like bit.ly and TinyURL in a bid to trick unwary users into clicking on links to dodgy and dangerous Web sites. Fortunately, with the help of a...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 15, 2009; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: koobface, url shorteners  
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Microsoft Patches Nine Security Flaws

Microsoft Corp. today issued software updates to plug at least nine different security holes in its various Windows operating systems and other software. Today's patch batch includes fixes for two very serious flaws that are actively being exploited by attackers...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 14, 2009; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: 0day, activex, patch tuesday  
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Stopgap Fix for Critical Firefox 3.5 Security Hole

Instructions showing hackers how to exploit an unpatched, critical security hole in Mozilla's new Firefox 3.5 Web browser have been posted online. So, until Mozilla can ship an update to quash this bug, Security Fix is posting instructions to help...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 14, 2009; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: 0day, exploit, firefox 3.5  
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Microsoft: Newly Discovered MS Office/IE Flaw

For the second time in a week, Microsoft is warning that criminals are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in its software to break into Windows computers. The company has released a stopgap fix to help protect users until an...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 13, 2009; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: activex, internet explorer, microsoft 0day  
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