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Security Fix: July 19, 2009 - July 25, 2009

Microsoft to Issue Emergency Patches Next Week

As Security Fix predicted earlier this week, Microsoft says it plans to issue at least two out-of-band software updates next week to plug a series of unusually stubborn and critical security holes in the Windows operating system and its Internet...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 24, 2009; 7:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  New Patches  | Tags: microsoft 0day  
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Network Solutions Hack Compromises 573,000 Credit, Debit Accounts

Hackers have broken into Web servers owned by domain registrar and hosting provider Network Solutions, planting rogue code that resulted in the compromise of more than 573,000 debit and credit card accounts over the past three months, Security Fix has...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 24, 2009; 5:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: data breach, network solutions  
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Service Offers to Retrieve Stolen Data, For a Fee

A former cyber cop in the United Kingdom is heading up a new online portal that claims to offer a searchable database of about 120 million consumer records that have been phished, hacked or otherwise stolen by computer crooks. Visitors...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 23, 2009; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: colin holder, lucid intelligence, phishing  
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Attackers Target New Adobe Flash/Reader Flaw

Adobe Systems Inc. said Tuesday it is investigating reports that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in its Acrobat, Flash and PDF Reader applications. Adobe's security advisory says the security weakness appears to affect Adobe Reader and Acrobat...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 22, 2009; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: 0day, adobe acrobat reader  
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Microsoft Scrambling to Close Stubborn Security Hole

Microsoft may soon be taking the unusual step of issuing an out-of-band security update to address multiple weaknesses that stem from a Windows security flaw that the software giant tried to fix earlier this month, Security Fix has learned. Last...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 22, 2009; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  | Tags: 0day, halvar, microsoft, out-of-band  
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Update for Norton Internet Security & Firefox 3.5

A few readers have asked me why their installation of Norton Internet Security 2009 won't play nice with their copy of Firefox 3.5. Symantec now has an update to fix this compatibility issue. The problem was with the Norton Toolbar,...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 21, 2009; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: firefox 3.5, norton, symantec  
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The Growing Threat to Business Banking Online

Federal investigators are fielding a large number of complaints from organizations that are being fleeced by a potent combination of organized cyber crooks abroad, sophisticated malicious software and not-so-sophisticated accomplices here in the United States, Security Fix has learned. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 20, 2009; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Small Business Victims , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: ach fraud, bullitt county, slack auto parts  
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