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October, 2009


October 30, 2009  3:41 PM

A Serious (Not!) Intervention

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Hey, tomorrow's Halloween, our annual celebration of all things dark and evil. This video, produced by security firm Comodo is hilarious, yet hides a rather dark truth--quite in the spirit of our creepy holiday.

The video pays homage to the popular...

October 30, 2009  3:11 PM

Hacking Skills Challenge – Level 8

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

So...


October 30, 2009  2:02 PM

Updating the Anti Virus Bootable Thumb Drive

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

My recent post, Convert Any Live CD to a Bootable Thumb Drive in Minutes, referred to the Kaspersky rescue CD as one possible...


October 29, 2009  1:16 AM

18 Nigerian Spammers Headed for the Slammer

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

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October 28, 2009  12:15 AM

Hacking Skills Challenge – Level 7

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Once...


October 21, 2009  7:08 PM

Panda Security Finds Automotive Industry Hit Hardest by Spam

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Interesting study. It seems that spam content received is constant across all industries and the majority of it is pharmaceutical related. This could mean one of two things: either very few spammers are responsible (likely); or, a lot of men fall for the v-i-AGR*A spam. Anyway, check it...


October 20, 2009  12:12 AM

Acrobat Reader Users Should Switch to Foxit Reader, Shrink Their Attack Surface

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

I'm not going to rant, I promise--I don't have to because this doesn't affect me. Several years ago, I abandoned the bloated, insecure and extremely resource-intensive Acrobat Reader in favor of the smaller and more secure Foxit Reader....


October 19, 2009  11:54 PM

Mozilla Disables Insecure Microsoft Firefox Add-on

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

When I fired up my laptop the other day, I was greeted with this pop-up box: Bookmark and Share     2 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


October 19, 2009  11:34 PM

Trust Only https:// on Form Pages

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

How often, when you log into a site that requires a username and password, to you check to see if the connection is secure? You probably don't give it a second thought. Most people don't. For many sites, like newspapers, online magazines, etc., it probably doesn't matter much. Who cares if someone...


October 17, 2009  12:23 AM

Free Encryption Tool for the Absentminded

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

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