Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Security Fix: October 4, 2009 - October 10, 2009

Comcast Trials Browser Alerts for Bot-Infected Customer PCs

Comcast, the nation's largest residential Internet service provider, this week began rolling out an initiative to contact customers whose PCs appear to be infected with malicious software, by notifying these users via Web browser alerts. The Philadelphia-based cable Internet company...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 9, 2009; 3:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips  | Tags: bot, comcast  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Adobe Warns of Critical Threat to Reader, Acrobat Users

Adobe Systems Inc. late Thursday issued an alert saying that hackers are exploiting a newly-discovered vulnerability in its free PDF Reader and Acrobat products to break into Microsoft Windows systems. Adobe said it plans to release a patch to fix...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 9, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: acrobat, adobe 0day, reader  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Phishing Scam Spooked FBI Director Off E-Banking

In announcing a crackdown on "phishing" e-mail scams that netted one of the FBI's largest cyber crime cases ever, FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday offered a candid revelation: A personal close call with a phishing scam has kept his...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 8, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Safety Tips , U.S. Government  | Tags: fbi, online banking, phishing, robert mueller  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Latest FBI Crackdown on Phishing Targets 100 Defendants in U.S., Egypt

UPDATED: 7:45 p.m. Law enforcement authorities in California, Nevada, North Carolina arrested 33 people Wednesday as part of an international crackdown on "phishing," e-mail scams that trick people into giving personal and financial data to counterfeit Web sites. The action,...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 7, 2009; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , U.S. Government  | Tags: fbi, phish phry, phishing  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Hijacked Webmail Accounts Used to Promote Dodgy E-Commerce Sites

Tens of thousands of compromised Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Webmail accounts are being used to gin up traffic for dodgy, bargain-basement electronics vendors online that only accept bank transfers and Western Union payments, security experts warn. Over the weekend, the...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 7, 2009; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: gmail, hotmail phish, webmail hijack, yahoo  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Zeus Trojan Infiltrates Bank Security Firm

On Sept. 1, security industry start-up Silver Tail Systems held an in-depth online seminar for its bank and e-commerce clients that examined the stealth and sophistication of Zeus, a data-stealing Trojan horse program that organized thieves have used in a...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 6, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims  | Tags: silver tail systems, zeus, zeustracker  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Trove of Hotmail Passwords Posted Online

If you use Microsoft's free Hotmail service, it may be time to change your password: Microsoft said Monday that several thousand Hotmail account credentials were posted online over the weekend.

By Brian Krebs  |  October 5, 2009; 9:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: hotmail, microsoft, password safety, phishing  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company