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Security Fix: December 6, 2009 - December 12, 2009

Check your Facebook 'privacy' settings now

If you use Facebook and care about your privacy, take a moment to read this blog entry. Facebook has made some major changes that may allow a great deal more people to see your personal photos and videos, date of...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 11, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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Paper-based data breaches on the rise

More than one quarter of data breaches so far this year involved consumer records that were jeopardized when organizations lost control over sensitive paper documents. Experts say those incidents came to light in large part due to a proliferation of...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 10, 2009; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , U.S. Government  
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Critical updates for Adobe Flash, Microsoft Windows

Microsoft released six software updates on Tuesday to fix at least a dozen security vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Server and Microsoft Office. More than half of the flaws earned a "critical" rating, meaning criminals could exploit them to...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 8, 2009; 10:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  New Patches , Safety Tips  | Tags: adobe flash, microsoft patch  
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Security Fix author named 'cybercrime hero'

Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc this week bestowed a generous honor on the Security Fix author. In its 2009 annual security report released Tuesday, Cisco names Yours Truly as a "cybercrime hero," citing an ongoing investigative series detailing the...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 8, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  From the Bunker  
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La. firm sues Capital One after losing thousands in online bank fraud

An electronics testing firm in Louisiana is suing its bank, Capital One, alleging that the financial institution was negligent when it failed to stop hackers from transferring nearly $100,000 out of its account earlier this year. In August, Security Fix...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 7, 2009; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Small Business Victims  | Tags: ach fraud, jm test  
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