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Security Fix: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Russia-Georgia Conflict Blamed for Twitter, Facebook Outages

The theories behind who and what attacked Twitter and Facebook yesterday -- causing intermittent outages at each -- are flying like so many tweets across the Internet. The prevailing theory suggests that the outage was due to a cyber skirmish...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 6, 2009; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Tags: twitter dos  
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Hackers Target House.gov Sites

Hackers broke into more than a dozen Web sites for members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the past week, replacing portions of their home pages with digital graffiti, according House officials. The landing pages at house.gov for Reps....

By Brian Krebs  |  August 6, 2009; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: house.gov hack defacement  
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Researchers: XML Security Flaws are Pervasive

Security researchers today unveiled details about a little-known but ubiquitous class of vulnerabilities that may reside in a range of Internet components, from Web applications to mobile and cloud computing platforms to documents, images and instant messaging products. At issue...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 5, 2009; 12:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: codenomicon, fi-cert, xml  
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Twitter Tries to Tame Tainted Links

Faced with a recent surge in the number of malicious software programs using its micro-blogging service to spread, Twitter is making an effort to block users from posting links to known malicious Web sites. The initiative, first noted in a...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 4, 2009; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  | Tags: google, twitter, url shorteners  
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Security Updates for iPhone, Adobe Reader

Apple has issued a security update for the iPhone. The patch fixes a vulnerability demonstrated recently at a hacker conference in Las Vegas, where security researchers showed they could hijack an iPhone simply by sending it a series of booby-trapped...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 4, 2009; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: adobe reader, apple, iphone, itunes  
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