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Security Fix: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009

Snow Leopard's Anti-Malware Feature

Apple has long maintained that Mac users don't need to worry about viruses and other malicious software. So it's hardly surprising that many media outlets have seized upon revelations that Snow Leopard, the newest version of Apple's OS X operating...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 28, 2009; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  | Tags: apple anti-virus mac snow leopard  
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Phishing Attacks on the Wane

Phishing attacks have fallen out of favor among cyber crooks who make a living stealing personal and financial information, according to a report released this week by IBM. Instead, attackers increasingly are using malicious Web links and password-stealing Trojan horse...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 27, 2009; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: ibm, phishing, sql injection  
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U.K. Govt: Spammers Before Downloaders?

The British government plans to suspend the Internet accounts of residents suspected of downloading pirated music and films, according to news reports. But the latest figures on the geographic location spam-spewing zombie PCs suggest the U.K. government might do better...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 27, 2009; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Piracy  | Tags: U.K. piracy, spamhaus zombies  
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Microsoft Expands Office Anti-Piracy Program

Microsoft expanded its anti-piracy program this week, shipping a new software update that checks whether Office users are running a licensed or pirated version of the productivity suite. Windows users who have Automatic Updates turned on probably have by now...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 26, 2009; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Piracy  | Tags: office genuine advantage oga anti-piracy  
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Businesses Reluctant to Report Online Banking Fraud

A confidential alert sent on Friday by a banking industry association to its members warns that Eastern European cyber gangs are stealing millions of dollars from small to mid-sizes businesses through online banking fraud. Unfortunately, many victimized companies are reluctant...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 25, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims  
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Tighter Security Urged for Businesses Banking Online

An industry group representing some of nation's largest banks sent a private alert to its members last week warning about a surge in reported cybercrime targeting small to mid-sized business. The advisory, issued by the Financial Services Information Sharing and...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 24, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: ach fraud, business banking online, clampi, zeus  
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Malware Writers: Will That Be OS X, or W?

Security researchers increasingly are finding that sites designed to trick the visitor into installing malicious software will serve different malware depending on whether the visitor arrives at the page using a Microsoft Windows PC or a Mac. Trend Micro researcher...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 24, 2009; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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