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March 31, 2009  12:48 AM

What Will Conficker do on April First?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

No one knows for sure, but we do know that *something* is going to happen on April Fools' Day. Conficker is a new breed of malware; the people behind it are of exceptional intelligence....

March 27, 2009  5:32 PM

NoScript Blocks Latest Firefox Bug

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Got NoScript? If not, get it--the latest Firefox bug, an XML tag remote memory corruption vulnerability released on Wednesday, is mitigated by having the NoScript addon installed. The bug can be exploited by a malicious...


March 25, 2009  1:49 PM

Worm Targets Home Networking Equipment

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

As reported yesterday in The Register, the "psyb0t" worm targets home routers and modems and may be the first piece of malware to do so. Researchers from Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 24, 2009  6:47 PM

Pagefile.sys is a Security Risk

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Since the early days of Windows (3.x and forward), the operating system has relied upon vritual memory in the form of files stored on the hard drive to compensate for the lack of a machine's physical memory. When the machine's physical memory begins filling up, pages of data are...


March 20, 2009  1:35 AM

Another Little Known Tool to Securely Delete Files, Folders, and Volumes

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Why, all of a sudden, is everyone concerned about secure file deletion? I hesitate to say it’s a sign of the poor economy, but perhaps people consider it even more important to protect their personal information when the idea of losing control of their assets—and their...


March 20, 2009  12:31 AM

Win an Xbox for Asking & Answering IT Questions

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Hey, fellow Geeks,

Now through the end of April, your tech savvy can earn you the chance to win one of three Xbox 360 game consoles being given away by our favorite tech site, IT Knowledge Exchange. Winners will be the top...


March 16, 2009  5:41 PM

RSA Social Security Awards: Please Nominate Security Corner

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

If you like Security Corner and find it useful, I would appreciate your nomination. I suppose the best category would be the non-technical blog. Here's info from their Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


March 6, 2009  1:35 AM

Firefox 3.0.7 Released, Addresses Multiple Vulnerabilities

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 3.0.7 today to address multiple vulnerabilities. According to the Security Advisories, the vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, obtain sensitive information, or spoof the location bar. Mozilla says...


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