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Security Fix: November 8, 2009 - November 14, 2009

Security update for Apple's Safari Web browser

Apple has shipped a new version of its Safari Web browser that fixes at least seven security vulnerabilities. The Safari 4.0.4 update is available for both Mac and Windows versions of the browser. Mac users can grab the latest version...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 13, 2009; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: apple safari, patch  
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Nastygram: Beware the NACHA gotcha

Cyber thieves on Thursday began blasting out millions of e-mails impersonating NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association, a not-for-profit group that develops operating rules for organizations that handle electronic payments, from payroll direct deposits to online bill pay services....

By Brian Krebs  |  November 12, 2009; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Nastygram , Safety Tips  | Tags: nacha, zeus  
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Brazilian Govt: Soot, not hackers, caused '07 blackouts

The Brazilian government is refuting a report aired on Sunday by the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes, which stated that power blackouts in the South American nation in 2005 and 2007 were caused by hackers. Meanwhile, a large swath of...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 11, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  From the Bunker  | Tags: brazil blackout  
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A year later: A look back at McColo

A year ago today, the Internet community witnessed a remarkable event: The unplugging of McColo, a Web hosting facility in Northern California that for a long time controlled a majority of the spam-sending operations on the planet. McColo's two main...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 11, 2009; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , From the Bunker  | Tags: conficker, mccolo  
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Microsoft plugs 15 holes in Windows, Office

Microsoft on Tuesday released software updates to fix at least 15 security flaws in Windows, Windows Server and Microsoft Office. One of the patches addresses a flaw so serious that users could find their Windows PCs compromised just by visiting...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 10, 2009; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: patch tuesday, windows  
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Eight indicted in $9M RBS WorldPay heist

Eight men have been indicted on charges that they hacked into credit card processing firm RBS Worldpay, and helped steal more than $9 million in a highly coordinated heist nearly a year ago, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. The...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 10, 2009; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: rbs worldpay  
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Apple ships 50+ security updates

Apple has shipped a large security update for computers running its Leopard and Snow Leopard operating systems for the Mac. The bundle contains security fixes for more than 50 vulnerabilities, including updates for components like Adaptive Firewall, FTP server, QuickTime...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 10, 2009; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: apple patch  
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Nastygram: MySpace phish plants spy software

A new spam campaign targeting MySpace.com users once again illustrates the blended threat from junk e-mail attacks, experts warn. This latest run tries to lure recipients into giving up their MySpace credentials, and then attempts to trick victims into...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 9, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Nastygram , Safety Tips  | Tags: nastygram, zbot, zeus  
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First iPhone worm targets modified handsets

The first known computer worm written for Apple's iPhone currently is infecting iPhones in Australia, swapping out the device's background image with that of 80s singer Rick Astley. The contagion, dubbed "Ikee," spreads only among iPhones that have been "jailbroken,"...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 9, 2009; 12:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  | Tags: ikee, iphone worm  
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