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Security Fix: October 18, 2009 - October 24, 2009

Nastygram: 'A new settings file'

Security Fix is debuting "Nastygram," a short, hopefully regular feature alerting readers about some of the latest, sneakier e-mail scams. Each report will include a graphic at the top like the one in this blog post, which explains what...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 23, 2009; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: a new settings file, nastygram, zeus  
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E-Banking on a Locked Down PC, Part II

A pair of Security Fix blog posts last week urging businesses to consider using something other than Microsoft Windows when banking online elicited strong reactions from readers. Most said they thought it was a fresh perspective and sound advice, while...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 20, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims  | Tags: ach fraud, clampi, genlabs, zbot, zeus  
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ChoicePoint Breach Exposed 13,750 Consumer Records

ChoicePoint Inc., one of the nation's consumer data brokers, agreed to pay $275,000 to federal regulators as a result of a data breach last year that exposed Social Security numbers and other personal information on 13,750 people. The agreement comes...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 19, 2009; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , U.S. Government  
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President Obama on Cyber Security Awareness

President Obama this week issued a short video address discussing the importance of cyber security awareness. The three-minute clip offers little in the way of startling revelation or news. But it is probably the most the president has had to...

By Brian Krebs  |  October 19, 2009; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Safety Tips , U.S. Government  
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