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June, 2008

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June 30, 2008  3:55 PM

Virtual Safe Deposit Box?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

A bank safe deposit box, securely stored in a vault behind several feet of concrete on five sides with a virtually impenetrable combination-and-time-lock-protected door on the sixth side, is about as safe a storage place as you can get for your cash, gold, jewels, important documents, and other...

June 27, 2008  1:54 AM

The Safest Way To Do Remote Desktop Support

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

In a recent Q & A episode of the Security Now! podcast with Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte, a reader was concerned...


June 20, 2008  1:31 AM

HP’s iLO is not Vulnerable to Phlashing Attack

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

My May 29th post, "Phlashing Attack Can Damage Systems Beyond Repair," generated some...


June 20, 2008  1:02 AM

WiFi Security–The Only Way is WPA

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Please note: since this article was posted, WPA-TKIP has been found to be vulnerable. See my post of 2008.11.13 entitled "WPA-TKIP Vulnerable to Attack" for more...


June 14, 2008  1:57 PM

Infected PC? Don’t Just Clean–Wipe and Reload

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

You've seen them: PCs with serious malware infections that seem to defy any and all attempts to clean them up. You persevere and eventually get rid of the files that regenerate upon deletion, clean up the autorun registry entries that keep the malware going, and kill all the malicious processes...


June 13, 2008  1:56 AM

SSL is Your Friend and Protector on the Web

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

I hope I've given you some valuable advice in this series of posts on how to secure your computer. If so, and if you've chosen to take my advice, you’re probably careful about what you do on the web. You certainly have strong passwords for all of your logins, all of them different, and you...


June 5, 2008  1:30 PM

Safari for Windows Flaw Quick Fix

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Microsoft has issued Security Advisory 953818 advising Safari users to "restrict use of Safari as a web browser until an appropriate update is available from Microsoft and/or Apple." According to...


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