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Security Fix: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

TwitBlock Helps Root Out Spammy Followers

Those of you who use Twitter know how quickly one can accumulate unknown "followers," people who sign up to receive updates on their Twitter pages whenever you post a Tweet. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon to find that a number of...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 19, 2009; 9:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: spam bot or not, twitblock  
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TJX Hacker Indicted in Heartland, Hannaford Breaches

A federal grand jury has indicted three individuals for allegedly hacking into credit and debit card payment processing giant Heartland Payment Systems last year, as part of an investigation the Justice Department is calling the largest identity theft case ever...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 17, 2009; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Fraud , U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: hannaford, heartland breach, tjx  
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Security Patch Catchup: Java, Safari & OS X

Security Fix took a mini-vacation last week, but that's all it takes to fall behind in important software security updates. Here's a quick pointer to some recent updates that have recently happened. The last time I wrote about Java updates...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 17, 2009; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: apple, java, safari, sun  
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