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July, 2009

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July 30, 2009  8:54 PM

PANDALABS REVEALS EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN ROGUEWARE

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Rogueware? The names just keep coming. It’s another name for Scareware, that stuff designed to cause shock, anxiety, or the perception of a

July 30, 2009  3:45 PM

Video: I Go Chop Your Dollar

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

This video is a good example of how not all the effects of crime are bad. After all, if we didn’t have Nigerian 419 scammers, we wouldn’t have a song about the infamous Nigerian 419 scams that haunt email inboxes these days. Lyrics are a little hard to pick out, but the chorus repeats enough...


July 29, 2009  9:08 PM

I’ll Say it Again—Turn Off the Remote Web Management Interface!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

I don’t know how many times I’ve told people that the embedded management interface on most devices is a security breach waiting to happen. I just got wind of some news, but can’t seem to find anything more than this mention. As soon as I dig up some details, I’ll let you know. This...


July 27, 2009  8:50 PM

“Of Course, I Never Reply to Spam – Except Sometimes”

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Sounds funny, doesn't it?  But that's part of the title of a consumer survey recently completed by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG): "A...

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July 18, 2009  3:20 PM

Fraud Alert: eBay, craigslist Broken?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Bruce Schneier’s June 19, 2009 post Fraud on eBay stands as a testament to the fact that all is not well with the online auction giant.

I expected selling my computer on eBay to be...


July 17, 2009  2:32 PM

Panda’s CloudAntivirus Update

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

When I turned on my laptop this morning, I was greeted with a red X on the Panda icon in my system tray. When I clicked on it, the program informed me that my beta version would expire in 10 days and I should download the latest release. I was ready for a sales pitch; I’m happy to say there...


July 16, 2009  8:28 PM

Hacker HighSchool is a Great Idea!

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Steve Gibson of Spinrite and Security Now! podcast fame talked about Hacker HighSchool in his most recent Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 10, 2009  8:30 PM

“I guess I forgot to lock the door.”

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Physical security is something we often take for granted, but it can be just as important as cyber security. One of my clients recently called to say that some suspicious files had suddenly appeared on one of their servers. Naturally, I investigated, but I couldn't find any breach in the firewall...


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