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Security Fix: July 26, 2009 - August 1, 2009

Following the Money: Rogue Anti-virus Software

By its very nature, the architecture and limited rules governing the Web make it difficult to track individuals who might be involved in improper activity. Cyber-sleuths often must navigate through a maze of dead-end records, pseudonyms or anonymous corporations, usually...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 31, 2009; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: 3fn rogue antivirus, chronopay, crutop  
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Critical Update for Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Systems Inc. today issued a security update to its Flash player to plug at least a dozen security holes in the software, including some that hackers have been using in to break into vulnerable systems. The latest update brings...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 30, 2009; 8:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: adobe flash patch 0day  
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Clampi Trojan: The Rise of Matryoshka Malware

Last week, Security Fix told the online banking saga of Slack Auto Parts, a company in Georgia that lost nearly $75,000 at the hands of an extremely sophisticated malicious software family known as "Clampi". I only mentioned the malware in...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 30, 2009; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Small Business Victims  | Tags: clampi, matryoshka malware  
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Weaponizing Web 2.0

Imagine simply visiting a Web forum and finding that doing so forced your browser to post an embarrassing Twitter message to all of your contacts, or caused you to admit a stranger to your online social network. Now consider the...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 29, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  From the Bunker  | Tags: black hat 2009  
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Report: First Lady Safehouse Route, Govt. Mafia Trial Info, Leaked on P2P Networks

Update, 2:15 p.m. ET: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that files were found on P2P networks that listed the location of nuclear missile silos in the United States. A spokesman for the committee said the information regarding...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 29, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips , U.S. Government  
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Microsoft's Emergency Patch Mess

Microsoft today released a pair of emergency software updates (Redmond calls them "out-of-band" updates). Yes, that's right folks: If you use Windows -- and especially if you browse the Web with Internet Exploder Explorer - it's once again time to...

By Brian Krebs  |  July 28, 2009; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  New Patches  | Tags: 0day, ie, microsoft patch  
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